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August 31, 2005

A Panel with Sarah Weddington

By Karl-Thomas Musselman

Gearing up for the John Roberts nomination, some of the leaders of the women's movement as well as the warriors for choice will be here at UT next Tuesday for a panel discussion that "discusses options available to women before abortion was legal," which of course is important considering the upcoming nomination hearding for John Roberts.

When: Tuesday, September 6, 2005 at 12pm

Where: Eastwoods Room in the Texas Union at the University of Texas at Austin (2.102)

What: A Panel Discussion with Trailblazing Women On the Eve of U.S. Senate Confirmation Hearings for Judge John Roberts

Who: Speakers will include:
Sarah Weddington, Winning Attorney, Roe v Wade and Adjunct Professor, University of Texas
Barbara Hines, Clinical Professor of Law, University of Texas Law School
Victoria Foe, Research Professor, Dept. of Biology, University of Washington
Judy Smith, Director of HomeWord an Affordable Housing Developer in Missoula, Montana
Lin Smith, Media Specialist, Missoula, Montana

Former staffers from The Rag, a newspaper that put Austin on the counter-culture map from 1966 to 1977 will be conducting a panel discussion focusing on the state of women’s and reproductive rights before the Roe v Wade decision. The group will be in town for The Rag Reunion taking place during Labor Day Weekend. At this event, they will be talking about the history they share as part of the early women’s movement in Austin. These trailblazing women, all former UT students, organized a referral project to inform women about their bodies, about their rights, about available birth control options and about safe abortion. At a time when Texas law banned abortion “unless necessary” to save the woman’s life, the group printed public service articles about safe and unsafe abortion methods and sources. This same group eventually recruited a young Austin attorney, Sarah Weddington, to their cause. Weddington, currently an adjunct professor at UT, went on to file and later successfully argue the case of Roe v Wade before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Join these amazing and ground-breaking women for an open question and answer session that is sure to be informative and memorable. The timing of the event is historical in itself; confirmation hearings will be taking place simultaneously in Washington, DC for President Bush’s nominee for the Supreme Court, John Roberts.

Sponsored by: Voices for Choices
Ali Puente (832)-541-3262 psychotaco@gmail.com

Press Contact: Dilen Kumar, The Weddington Center,
(512)-478-7163, DilenK@aol.com


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