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** --RETRANSMISSION FIXING SLUG TO READ DEMOCRATS ABORTION ** --Democratic presidential hopefuls take part in the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League reception and dinner, marking the 30th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe vs. Wade decision, at a hotel in Washington Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003. From left: Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, Rep. Richard Gephardt, D-Mo., Sen. Joseph Leiberman, D-Conn, and Sen John Edwards, D-N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Roe v. Wade

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.