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EX-FIRST LADY CONFIRMS SHE BACKS ABORTION RIGHTS

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Abortion rights supporters had long suspected they had a secret ally in Barbara Bush. Now it can be told: They were right.

Barbara Bush kept quiet on abortion while her husband was vice president and president. She shared her opinion in an interview to be shown Sept. 9 on ABC's "20-20" coinciding with the release of her autobiography, "A Memoir.""For the first time, you do give your opinion. And you are pro-choice," said host Barbara Walters.

"That's right," her guest said, "and that comes as no surprise to George Bush."