Sarah Weddington, an attorney who argued and won the Roe v Wade supreme court case which established the right to abortion in the US, has died aged 76.
“With Linda Coffee, she filed the first case of her legal career, Roe v Wade, fresh out of law school.
Sarah Weddington poses with a signed copy of the Roe v Wade decision in front of the US supreme court in 2005.
Weddington found her way to Roe v Wade soon after graduating from law school at the University of Texas.
Represented by Weddington and Coffee, Norma McCorvey became the plaintiff known as “Jane Roe” in Roe v Wade.
Weddington predicted: “Whatever else I do in my life, the headline on my obituary is always going to be ‘Roe v Wade attorney dies’.”.
In her Guardian interview, Weddington indicated she was at peace with being remembered for Roe v Wade. »