Lawyer who successfully argued landmark abortion rights case dies aged 76

A lawyer who as a 26-year-old won a landmark court case to make abortions legal across the US has died. She was 76.

Sarah Weddington passed away in her sleep early on Boxing Day morning at her home in Austin, her former student and colleague Susan Hays said.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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