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Roe lawyer Sarah Weddington helped redefine abortion rights


December 31, 2021

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Sarah Weddington, who as a young lawyer from Texas won the Roe v. Wade case at the U.S. Supreme Court, is being remembered this week as a champion of feminism whose work impacted the nation's politics as views shifted on abortion. She died Sunday at age 76.

Weddington was 26 when she successfully argued the case that legalized the right to abortion throughout the United States. The Supreme Court's ruling in 1973 cemented her place in history.

"I just see her role at that time as being so courageous," said Sarah Wheat, a spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood of Greater T...

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