By Sarah Terzo
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.)p. 195.
Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission.