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Sarah Weddington

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 »

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 »

Sarah Weddington, Alice Waters, and Jean Kilbourne Join MAKERS

This week we’re featuring three women who took a stand against a cultural norm to show that change is always possible. Read More »