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Roe v. Wade

Here's What Happens When States Control Abortion

Donald Trump appeared on Sunday night's episode of "60 Minutes," giving his first prime-time television interview since he won the election last Tuesday. The president-elect used the opportunity to clarify his stance on a number of issues. Read More »

You Know Roe V. Wade, but Do You Know the 26-year-old Lawyer Who Won the Case?

Sarah Weddington grew up in Abilene, Texas, the daughter of the minister. She completed high school in two years, then got a degree in English before attending the University of Texas Law School. She was one of only five women in her class. Read More »

On the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, House GOP Passes Controversial Anti-Abortion Bill

On Wednesday, pro-choice advocates celebrated a major victory: the House GOP dropped plans to debate an anti-bortion bill called the "Pain Capable Unborn Protection Act." Read More »

Who Was the Attorney Behind Roe v. Wade?

  When Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Burger, said “Ms. Weddington, you may proceed whenever you are ready,” Sarah Weddington stood to address the Court, and her nerves washed away. Just 26 years old, Weddington went on to successfully argue the landmark case, Roe v. Wade.   Read More »