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NOW President Molly Yard in Serious Condition After Stroke

May 16, 1991

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Molly Yard, president of the National Organization for Women, had a stroke Wednesday night and was listed in serious condition today at George Washington University Hospital, NOW said.

Spokeswoman Sharon Fischman said Yard apparently was stricken while working at her Washington office. She said it is unclear how long Yard will be hospitalized, but said she is is alert and issuing orders to her staff.

″She’s speaking, giving out information and telling us what to do,″ Fischman said. That includes instructions to lobby members of Congress to support an unamended version of the Civil Rights Act of 1991, Fischman said.

Yard became president of the 250,000-member women’s rights organization in 1987. At the time she said she was in her 70s and refused to disclose her exact age. Fischman said Yard continues to say she’s in her 70s and won’t get more specific.

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