Roe v. Wade

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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012 file photo, people with the group "Bound 4 Life" pray for an end to abortions outside of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on the 39th anniversary of the court's landmark Roe vs. Wade decision which legalized abortion. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

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Prayers, marches and protests kicked off in Washington on Jan. 22 to mark the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, even as battles over the issue have largely shifted from the federal courts to statehouses.

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