A Question of Choice

A Question of Choice


Sarah Weddington
A powerful memoir about how a twenty-seven-year-old lawyer won Roe v. Wade.

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Publication Date: 04-02-2013

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Decades after Roe v. Wade, women's reproductive freedom remains just as contested as it was before abortion was made legal. Sharing her personal story behind that great legal challenge, Sarah Weddington traces how a group of attorneys, doctors, and pro-choice advocates—unsuspecting that their case would reach the Supreme Court—challenged Texas anti-abortion law, and fought the landmark case that forever changed the national conversation.

"As a husband and as a father of a daughter, I am moved by Sarah Weddington's eloquent reminder of what Roe truly means—that our most private decisions can be made behind the closed doors of our homes, with our families, and in private conversations with our hearts." —Bill Clinton, former president of the United States

"A milestone. . . . Here she recounts with clarity and fervor the remarkable story of how she, her husband and a few other lawyers, supported by a handful of doctors and pro-choice advocates, researched and prepared briefs invoking the 'right of privacy' defense as a main argument to challenge the Texas anti-abortion law." —Publishers Weekly