Sarah Weddington

Sarah Weddington

Sarah Weddington was born Sarah Ragle in Abilene, Texas on February 5, 1945. She is an attorney and law professor most known for winning the 1972 Supreme Court case, Roe v. Wade. She was only 26 years old at the time. “After arguing Roe v. Wade, Weddington was elected to three terms in the Texas House of Representatives. She also served as assistant to President Jimmy Carter from 1978 to 1981. She is now a speaker, attorney and [was an] adjunct professor of pre-law at the University of Texas at Austin [until 2012].”(Source: Time Magazine) Weddington is also a survivor of breast cancer and became an advocate for breast cancer research. She is also the founder of the Weddington Center, which focuses on women in leadership.

Interview with Sarah Weddington at PBS.

Time magazine interview with Sarah Weddington.

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