Sarah Weddington did not expect pro-life opposition

In her memoir, Sarah Weddington writes that she did not expect the pro-life movement to emerge and fight abortion, and that the abortion issue was settled after Roe v. Wade:

“Initially I joined others in thinking that the basic question had been settled: abortion was and would continue to be legal. In a few years, I thought, the decision would be accepted, abortion would become a part of routine medical practice, and the opposition would go away. Until that time, we just needed to protect what we had won.”

Sarah Weddington A Question of Choice (New York: The Feminist Press, 2013 ed.) 195

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Sarah is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians.

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