#ShowYourLove to Sarah Weddington - Women's Foundation California

Sarah WeddingtonIn celebration of Valentine’s Day this year, we decided to recognize powerful women whose contributions changed or are changing our lives.

And we decided to ask you to show your love to these women by tweeting or posting about them on Facebook. Sarah Weddington is one of the three women we chose to celebrate this Valentine’s Day.

The other two are Latifa Lewis and Rosa Parks.

This is why we’re recognizing Sarah Weddington:

This year we also celebrate the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a law that protects every woman’s right to make her own personal medical decisions without interference of politicians.

Not many people know this, but the main attorney behind the decision was Sarah Weddington, then a 26-year-old woman who dared to challenge deeply entrenched beliefs and systems.

Though victory seemed impossible, Ms. Weddington never backed down. She couldn’t because she was trying to right a terrible wrong. Imagine, in 1965, illegal abortions made up nearly one-fifth of all pregnancy and childbirth related deaths.

Today, Roe is under attack. So on this Valentine’s Day, please remember this important 40th anniversary and the power of young women to leave a legacy that saves lives.

Please show your love to Sarah Weddington. Tweet or Facebook:

Happy Valentine’s Day, Sarah Weddington. Will you be my Valentine? #showyourlove @womensfoundca

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