One day after the late-night leak of a U.S Supreme Court draft opinion overturning the landmark abortion rights case Roe vs. Wade, Linda Coffee could be found commiserating in a Dallas pizza shop with a group of local feminists.

Coffee, the Dallas lawyer who started Roe vs. Wade with a $15 filing fee on March 3, 1970, was in town Tuesday to be interviewed for an oral history project with the Veteran Feminists of America.

The group members lifted glasses of champagne and red wine at Scalini’s Pizza and Pasta in Lakewood, honoring Coffee’s role in the case while lamenting the prospect of the high court overturning the landmark 1973 decision legalizing abortion.

Attorney Linda Coffee (second from left) met with friends and colleagues, including from...
Attorney Linda Coffee (second from left) met with friends and colleagues, including from left, partner Rebecca Hartt, and Veteran Feminists of America members Suzanne Tuckey and Bonnie Wheeler for lunch a day after a Supreme Court brief was leaked, striking down Roe v Wade, the landmark decision Coffee helped argue nearly 50…



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