A Question of Choice (Paperback)

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Sarah Weddington is an attorney and lecturer from Austin Texas. She became a key figure in the reproductive rights movement when at the age of twenty-seven she successfully argued Roe v. Wade, the landmark court case that gave American women the right to abortion. She has served in the Texas house of representatives, and was a White House advisor to President Jimmy Carter. Weddington travels the country, lecturing on leadership and women's issues.

"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


"A milestone. . . . 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


On the fortieth anniversary of Roe v. Wade, women's reproductive freedom is just as contested as it was before abortion was made legal. Adding a new chapter to her celebrated book about the story behind that great legal challenge, Sarah Weddington brings up-to-date the status of choice and constitutional law.


Sarah Weddington is an attorney and lecturer from Austin Texas. She became a key figure in the reproductive rights movement when at the age of twenty-seven she successfully argued Roe v. Wade, the landmark court case that gave American women the right to abortion. She has served in the Texas house of representatives, and was a White House advisor to President Jimmy Carter. Weddington travels the country, lecturing on leadership and women's issues.


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ISBN 9781558618121
Genre LAW / Gender & the Law
Format Paperback
Pages 315
Publisher Date 2013-04-02 00:00:00.0
Publisher Feminist Pr
Copyright Year 2013
Height 8.0 in
Wdth 5.5 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 0.8 lb
Language English
Edition Number 40
Edition Detail Anniversary, Revised, Updated
Audience General/trade
Authors Weddington, Sarah
Country of Origin United States

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