Early this morning, I posted on the death of Betty Ford. I took the post down a short time ago because a number of people were angry and shocked that I was memorializing a woman who was pro-abortion.
Betty Ford was also instrumental in the lives of a number of people close to me who suffered from the scourges of breast cancer and alcoholism. Her candor in confronting those diseases made it easier for people I love — and countless other people around the world — to seek treatment.
I’ll always be grateful for her courage. She had a positive impact on my own life — and, I suspect, on many, many others.
She will be in my prayers.
Meantime, Gerard Nadal says “Thank You, Betty Ford.”