Thirty-nine years ago Sunday, the Supreme Court arrived at a 7 to 2 decision in the landmark Roe v. Wade case, establishing a woman’s right to an abortion. On Monday, groups marched in Washington, both in support and in protest of the decision.
On Sunday, President Obama said in a statement that the court’s decision makes clear that the government “should not intrude on private family matters” and that he’s committed to protecting a woman’s right to choose.
Antiabortion activists, meanwhile, say they’ve had a “breathtaking” year in passing successful legislation to restrict abortions. Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life, told The Post’s Sarah Kliff that her organization helped pass 28 such laws in 2011.
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