A powerful memoir about how a twenty-seven-year-old lawyer won Roe v. Wade.
Decades after Roe v. Wade, women's reproductive freedom remains just as contested as it was before abortion was made legal. Sharing her personal story behind that great legal challenge, Sarah Weddington traces how a group of attorneys, doctors, and pro-choice advocates--unsuspecting that their case would reach the Supreme Court--challenged Texas anti-abortion law, and fought the landmark case that forever changed the national conversation.
About the Author:
Sarah Weddington is an attorney and lecturer from Austin, Texas. She became a key figure in the reproductive rights movement when at the age of twenty-seven she successfully argued Roe v. Wade, the landmark court case that gave American women the right to abortion. She has served in the Texas house of representatives, and was a White House advisor to President Jimmy Carter. Weddington travels the country, lecturing on leadership and women's issues.