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Sarah Weddington

'Roe v. Wade' Play Shows How Much Is At Stake For Young Women Today

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.27.2017 | Arts

In 1970, 26-year-old lawyer Sarah Weddington tried her first-ever contested case before the United States District Court for the Northern District of ...

How Phyllis Schlafly Turned Me Into A Radical Feminist Lesbian

Lynn LaPlante Allaway | Posted 09.15.2016 | Politics
Lynn LaPlante Allaway

Hearing the news that Phyllis Schlafly has passed away at the age of 92 brings up a bizarre memory that is burned into my brain. When I was in college...

This Lawyer's First Supreme Court Case Just Decided The Fate Of Abortion Rights

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics

In February, The Huffington Post profiled Stephanie Toti as she was preparing to lead the oral arguments in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. On ...

Roe v. Wade at 39 - An Interview With Sarah Weddington

Martha Burk | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Martha Burk

The case was argued by a 27-year-old female lawyer from Texas -- Sarah Weddington. Female lawyers were so rare in those days that the Supreme Court lawyers' lounge didn't even have a ladies room. There were no female judges. Weddington faced a wall of older men.

Lawyer Who Argued Roe v. Wade Laid Off From The University Of Texas

Posted 06.26.2011 | College

The lawyer who successfully argued Roe v. Wade and went on to become a professor at the University of Texas has been laid off from the school, the Dai...