THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
Sarah Catherine Ragle Weddington
February 5, 1945 – December 26, 2021
“The truth is we changed the world, but we need you to help keep those changes.” – Sarah Weddington to the younger generation
Attorney, law professor and member of the Texas House of Representatives. Represented “Jane Roe” in the landmark Roe v. Wade case before the United States Supreme Court in 1971. Assistant to President Jimmy Carter. Founder of the Weddington Center.
Photo 1. Sarah Weddington in her Austin office preparing for the Roe v. Wade argument before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1971. Photo 2. Roe v. Wade signed by Sarah Weddington and the Justices of the US Supreme Court, 1973.
More About Sarah:
- Sarah Weddington Obituary, December 27, 2021, New York Times
- The Weddington Center, which serves as the base for Sarah Weddington’s professional activities, including speaking, conference participation, teaching and writings.
- A conversation with Sarah Weddington, December 2014, Center for American Women and Politics
- Appearances on C-SPAN
- Cited in Barbara Love’s book, Feminists Who Changed America 1963-1975, pages 483 – 484
- Wikipedia page