Author: Barbara Bush believed abortion should be legal

The wife of one president and the mother of another finally tells her story after her recent death.

USA Today’s bureau chief Susan Page wrote about Barbara Bush in her new book, “The Matriarch.”

Mrs. Bush was open about politics, her life in the spotlight and even her personal struggles with depression after the death of her daughter, Robin.

That was what curiously enough shaped Mrs. Bush’s belief that abortion should be legal in this country.

“She returned as she so often did to Robin, her 3-year-old daughter who died of leukemia, as a touchstone,” Page said. “She said, ‘At the moment of Robin's birth I felt her soul enter her body. And at the moment of her death, I felt her soul leave her body.’ And therefore if the soul doesn't enter the body until the moment of birth, abortion is an issue that should be left up to the mothers and fathers and doctors, not a presidential issue.”

Page talked more about Bush's thoughts on President Donald Trump and shared a touching story about the final days of her life in an interview with Good Day's Tim Ryan.

She has an event Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at the Downtown Dallas Public Library.