Molly Yard



Age: 93


Summary: longtime liberal activist who led the National Organization for Women (NOW) during the fight over the 1987 nomination of Robert Bork to the U.S. Supreme Court, who made the organization more visible and argued that Bork might provide the fifth vote needed to override the high court's 1973 ruling legalizing abortion (Bork's nomination was ultimately rejected), who actively worked for various Democrat candidates, including John F. Kennedy in 1960 and George McGovern in 1972.



Cause of Death: In her sleep


Born: July 6, 1912


Died: September 21, 2005


Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania