Legalization of Abortion

Ms. Weddington, who successfully argued Roe v. Wade in 1973, made a speech marking the 30th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision… read more

Ms. Weddington, who successfully argued Roe v. Wade in 1973, made a speech marking the 30th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. 

Other speakers at the event included the two sides in a companion case to Roe also heard by the Supreme Court in 1973, Doe v. Bolton. Roe v. Wade was a Texas case; Doe v. Bolton was a Georgia case. Before Ms. Weddington spoke, remarks were made by Mary Long, a former nurse and a plaintiff in Doe v. Bolton, Judge Dorothy Beasley of the Georgia Court of Appeals who argued Doe v. Bolton for the state of Georgia as a Georgia Assistant Attorney General; and Dorothy Kirkley, also a former Georgia Assistant Attorney General. Stephanie Davis, the CEO of the Atlanta Women’s Foundation introduced the speakers. close

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Legalization of Abortion

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Program ID:
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Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Forum
Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 22, 2003

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  • Feb 22, 2003 | 6:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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