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Pro-choice supporters hold a candlelight vigil infront of the Supreme Court Building Sunday, Jan. 22, 2005 in Washington. It was 33-years ago today that the Supreme Court decision of Roe versus Wade made abortion legal. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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.