Sarah Weddington, lawyer who successfully argued Roe v. Wade, dies at 76

“I felt a mix of emotions when I went before the Supreme Court to argue Roe v. Wade,” Ms. Weddington, who was 26 when she first addressed the justices, told Texas Monthly years later. “I was scared and felt the weight of needing to win for women. I felt reverence for the Supreme Court and what it represented.”

But she was also “aggrieved,” she said.

“I had gone to the lawyers’ lounge … beforehand to go over my notes,” Ms. Weddington recalled. “I found that the lounge had only a men’s room.” Read More

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