Advocates on both sides of the abortion debate held events in Washington this week to mark the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade decision legalizing abortion nationwide. On Friday (January 25), tens of thousands of abortion opponents attended the annual March for Life. Earlier in the week, supporters of abortion rights, including some religious groups, gathered at a candlelight vigil outside the Supreme Court. According to the most recent poll from the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, 63 percent of Americans do not want Roe v Wade overturned. That number has been consistent for the past 20 years. Close to half of all Americans— 47 percent—say they personally believe abortion is morally wrong.
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