WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans on Tuesday marked the
40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion,
even as battles over the contentious issue have largely shifted from the
federal courts to statehouses.
Dozens of protesters braved frigid temperatures to gather in
front of the Supreme Court on the anniversary of the landmark January
22, 1973, Roe v. Wade ruling that made abortion legal in the first three
months of pregnancy. With a companion ruling, the decision declared
abortion a constitutional right.
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