Sarah Weddington through the years: devotion to women’s, abortion rights never faltered

Most of Weddington’s top quotes are about her victory at the Supreme Court in the 1973 landmark Roe vs. Wade decision.

By Emily Caldwell
Dec 27, 2021

When Sarah Weddington, the trailblazing women’s rights activist who argued Roe vs. Wade before the U.S. Supreme Court, died on Sunday, reactions poured in from across the country.

Countless celebrated her accomplishments and lauded her as an inspiration, especially now, as the U.S. Supreme Court considers the most serious challenge in decades to the 1973 landmark abortion rights decision.