Simply Sarah: Today, I celebrate longtime friend and mentor, Sarah Weddington. At the age of twenty-six, she was counsel for Roe v. Wade; decided forty years ago today, in a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court, on the issue of abortion; and ultimately women’s rights. Twenty-six years old! After arguing Roe v. Wade, Sarah completed three terms in the Texas House of Representatives and served as General Counsel of the United States Department of Agriculture in 1977. (The first woman to hold that office.) She also had the honor of being Assistant to the President during the Carter...
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Tuesday 22 Jan 2013

Roe v. Wade Forty Years Later

Simply Sarah:
Today, I celebrate longtime friend and mentor, Sarah Weddington. At the age of twenty-six, she was counsel for Roe v. Wade; decided forty years ago today, in a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court, on the issue of abortion; and ultimately women’s rights.

Twenty-six years old!

After arguing Roe v. Wade, Sarah completed three terms in the Texas House of Representatives and served as General Counsel of the United States Department of Agriculture in 1977. (The first woman to hold that office.) She also had the honor of being Assistant to the President during the Carter Administration.


At almost sixty-eight (Sorry for telling folks your age Sarah!) Sarah is a force of nature and continues to fight for the rights of women and citizens in the minority; via the Weddington Center. Since I was 15, Sarah has been a stalwart friend, supporter, inspiration, and consummate dinner date. She is family and has my utmost support and love!

THANK YOU SARAH for allowing your life to be used for the betterment of those you may never meet!

Fortunate to know her,
Bill Pritchard
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