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Patricia Ireland, President of National Organization for Women (NOW), third from right, demonstrates with other NOW participants in favor of the Roe vs. Wade decision during the candlelight vigil on the steps of the Supreme Court in Washington, Saturday Jan. 22, 2000. (AP Photo/Stephen Boitano)

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.