• Wed. Mar 29th, 2023


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Roe v Wade: The lawyer behind America’s landmark abortion ruling

Sarah Weddington was just 26 years old when she went to the Supreme Court to argue that women should have the right to choose whether to terminate a pregnancy.

A majority of the court’s nine justices ruled in her favour, legalising abortion across the United States.

She spoke to the World Service’s Witness History programme in 2012.