Roe v. Wade

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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 21, 1996 file photo, Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe in the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, is embraced by The Rev. Robert L. Schenck of the National Clergy Council before she addresses a memorial service at Georgetown University in Washington. McCorvey, in town to join abortion opponents for their annual protest march, shocked abortion advocates in 1995 by announcing that she now opposes the procedure. (AP Photo/Cameron Craig, 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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