Roe v. Wade Lawyer Says Best Accomplishment is Getting Legal Abortions

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Feb 19, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
February 19
, 2008

Washington, DC ( — Sarah Weddington will forever be known as the lead attorney in the infamous Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case that allowed virtually unlimited abortions. As she prepares for a speaking engagement in Canada, she told a newspaper that nothing in her legal career tops her involvement in that decision.

Weddington was only 26-years-old when she went to the Supreme Court in 1971 to argue the case that would eventually topple pro-life laws nationwide two years later.

She tells the Vancouver Sun newspaper that, decades later, she can find nothing in her career or life that she realizes she will be remembered for nothing more than her involvement in that case.

"There were some years when I thought, ‘How will I trump Roe vs. Wade?’ I have finally made peace with the fact that I will never trump it," she said.

Weddington told the newspaper that the first line of her obituary when she dies will highlight her involvement in the case that led to nearly 50 million abortions and the destruction of the lives of millions of women.

The pro-abortion attorney told the Sun she’s worried that today’s young women don’t understand the supposed value of what she did.

She related the story of wearing a button with a coat-hanger and a slash through it — a symbol of abortion advocates that they don’t want abortion illegal again.

A young flight attendant looked at the button over the course of a plane ride and finally asked her its meaning.

"What do you have against coat hangers?" the young woman said.

Wedding told the Sun she hopes one of the pro-abortion Democrats Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama will become president and appoint Supreme Court judges who will promote abortion for another 35 years.

"I do think we really do have a good chance but between now and November, a lot of different things can happen," she said.

Weddington’s husband has a legacy of his own, according to papers obtained from Bill Clinton’s administration.

The papers reveal that, before he became president, Clinton received a letter from Ron Weddington who urged the then-Arkansas governor to promote RU 486.

Clinton eventually approved the abortion drug before he left office and it has been responsible for killing several women and injuring another 1,200 or more.