George Wallace and Roe v. Wade

So I was watching CSPAN’s Contenders series’ episode on George Wallace. My ears perked up when Dan Carter said Wallace had spoken out in support of Roe v. Wade.

I tried some basic google-fu to no avail. Does anybody know any sources where Wallace comes out in favor of Roe v. Wade?

I don’t have any sources for Wallace specifically, but you might be surprised to learn that MANY prominent Southern relgious conservatives either supported Roe or didn’t get too excited about it, back in 1973.

The Catholic Church fought against Roe from the beginning. Conservative Southern Protestants didn’t turn squarely anti-abortion until much later.