Slideshow: How Roe v. Wade changed abortion rights

at 02:52 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Sunday marked the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. On Monday, anti-Roe demonstrators are holding a “March for Life” in Washington. Both sides have reasons to celebrate.

While Roe continues to protect a woman’s right to terminate a pregnancy, a wave of state abortion restrictions last year reshaped the access and availability of abortion. These graphs and maps look back at how abortion rights, as well as abortion rates, have changed since the 1973 landmark decision.

Related: On Sunday, I interviewed Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL, which opposes restrictions on a woman’s right to abort, and Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life, which opposes abortion rights.

 
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