40 years after Roe v. Wade, abortion foes march on
Jan. 22, 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
Tue, 22 Jan 2013 17:42:04 GMT — Abortion opponents are marking the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade ruling with a push for yet more restrictions after a string of legislative victories narrowing access to the procedure. The 1973 Supreme Court decision established the right to abortion. Hundreds of anti-abortion activists are gathering in Topeka for workshops and prayer services Tuesday. They also plan to rally outside the Kansas Statehouse featuring Gov. Sam Brownback, a Republican who signed tough, new anti-abortion laws during his first two years in office. Much to the dismay of abortion-rights advocates, the pattern in Kansas has been repeated in other states. Meanwhile, the anti-abortion group Kansans for Life plans to ask state lawmakers to enact legislation ensuring Kansas doesn't finance abortions, even indirectly, through tax breaks.
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