40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision


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Updated: 1/22/2013 10:43 am Published: 1/22/2013 10:43 am


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Abortion opponents are marking the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade ruling with a push for yet more restrictions after a string of legislative victories narrowing access to the procedure.

The 1973 Supreme Court decision established the right to abortion.

Hundreds of anti-abortion activists are gathering in Topeka for workshops and prayer services Tuesday. They also plan to rally outside the Kansas Statehouse featuring Gov. Sam Brownback, a Republican who signed tough, new anti-abortion laws during his first two years in office.

Much to the dismay of abortion-rights advocates, the pattern in Kansas has been repeated in other states.

Meanwhile, the anti-abortion group Kansans for Life plans to ask state lawmakers to enact legislation ensuring Kansas doesn't finance abortions, even indirectly, through tax breaks.

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