Going, Going, Gone: How Abortion Rights Were Eroded in Texas
I was in my second semester of college in Massachusetts when Roe v. Wade became law in 1973, and what I remember most about it was the pride I felt in Texas women. A Texas woman—“lady lawyer” Sarah Weddington—had won the case with a Texas plaintiff, Norma McCorvey. The case was certainly about the right to safe and legal abortions. It was equally about the rights of women across the country to determine their own fates.This was a time when classmates were still rubbing my nose in the LBJ years—the Great Society plans were no match for the war in Vietnam—and I took some comfort in what I had seen growing up, with the thankless work of (pre-governor) Ann Richards and likes of Barbara Jordan,…View Original Post
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