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Successful Roe v. Wade attorney speaks at UNCW


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- It was a case that made history in our nation, Roe v. Wade. The Supreme Court's decision legalized abortion 40 years ago and remains the law of the land. The powerhouse attorney who won that case spoke at UNCW Tuesday.

Sarah Weddington was only 26 when she won one of the biggest cases in U.S. history. Tuesday night Weddington spoke at UNCW. Weddington is still the youngest woman to successfully argue in front of the Supreme Court.

Students, professors, and people in the community gathered to watch her speak. One student said it is important for people to see Weddington speak to make changes in society. "Right now there's so many things going on and so many changes that need to happen. Sarah Weddington is such an insperation because she made all those changes 40 years ago. Things that we're still discussing today," UNCW president of the prelaw society, Brooklyn Hilderbrandt said.

The event attracted both men and women. "Obviously the landmark Supreme Court case is what she's known for but she's done a lot of great things in her life besides just the one court case, so it was really great to come out and listen to her talk about leadership especially in roles where gender has been a problem for women and working towards gender equality in the workplace," student, Dakota Cary said.

Weddington said some women are born leaders. She said she was always asking why things were the way they were and she encourages people to continue to ask the same question. Weddington said two of her college professors were the most influential women in her life. After winning Roe v. Wade one of them even gave their personal congratulations.

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Abortion and its killing of

Abortion and its killing of 2 black children for evry 1 white child is a huge victory for liberals. Let’s not bum them out too much while they celebrate.

This case should have never

This case should have never been heard by the Supreme Court since it was moot by the time it reached the Supreme Court. Shame on those men and everyone else who condones the murder of unborn children.

(J)ustin (A)merica - ARE YOU SERIOUS??

To fund future Social Security - now THAT'S a good reason to have unwanted children!! Seriously?!? "(J) (A)" should stand for "Jack A$$," because that's exactly the kind of person who would post (let alone BELIEVE) such a stupid & inflammatory statement.

This woman can be ranked

This woman can be ranked right up there with the most heinous dictators of the 20th century. Where someone like Pol Pot or Mao Tse Tung or Stalin were directly responsible for the death of millions so the same can be said about Ms Wedding. Hey, why don't we have the leader or Syria speak next at UNCW, then for a follow up act how about the President of Iran. What is even more disgusting about this is that she is profiting from these murders, how much do you think she has made over her 40 year career in speaking engagements alone.

Bravo UNCW!


One way to look at it, comparing your point of view, is that all humans commit genocide. Do you not kill a virus when you take anti-biotics? There is very little difference in a human pregnancy early on and that of a virus/bacteria. Just because something has the potential to become more, doesn't make it that "more" right away.

My God Man

What kind of wacked out communist are you? Your logic both flawed and possibly sociopathic. First of all your definition of genocide is archaic. Second, for what you propose to work all life would have to be equal… It’s not… Third, human life has potential and thumbs. A Virus is just a virus… No Thumbs, no breast augmentation, no monster truck rallies. It has no potential other than to kill you or ruin your sex life. Fourthly (I think that’s a word) all humans do not commit genocide as you suggest… there are plenty of Quakers, Seventh Day whatevers, hippies, idiots and the uninsured who never take antibiotics. So essentially in order to follow what you propose we have to suspend disbelief… there is a lot of difference between a human pregnancy and a virus… go knock up a girl and check it out for yourself and get back to me. Still not a funny topic -T.W. Duke

An utterly stupid point. You

An utterly stupid point. You could become more smart, so therefore if you were to die now, no big deal, right?

Thus Spoke the Duke

I have not commented lately because I have very important things to write about, like Crop Circles, Breast Augmentation, and mythological monsters in politics. However, I think that the FCC v. Pacifica Foundation, 438 U.S. 726 (1978) was a much more important and relevant court case… After all, we all know the "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television". And to think that it was argued so skillfully by the zombie corpse of Oscar Zeta Acosta from beyond the grave (“THE MAN” said he died in 74’). “THE MAN” doesn’t want you to know them words! Folks might start thinkin’ and pondering on how “THE MAN” tells them what to say and that could lead to takin’ down the ESTABLISHMENT… I’m not saying that it’s not important that a woman has the right to use a coat hanger as birth control. It’s just not very funny.

What was this about again?
T.W. Duke

50 million and counting

50 million dead babies and counting. Look beyond the carnage and see 50 million more tax payers would have kept the Social Security program funded.


Maybe 50 mill more on welfare.

Don't worry Justin...

...they are quickly being replaced by illegal aliens! Oh drats! I forgot...they aren't paying taxes or contributing to Social Security either, just taking!


Because unwanted children so often become productive, tax-paying members of society?


that may be true but I bet those unwanted children might have wanted a say in becoming become productive, tax-paying members of society. Just say is all... Topic is still not very funny.

T.W. Duke