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Friday, 26 January, 2001, 16:57 GMT
US ABORTION RIGHTS


A pro-life campaigner under arrest Violence and the pro-life campaign
After 25 years of legalised abortion in the United States, pro-life activists have been responsible for closing down many clinics, and some campaigners have even killed doctors and staff at abortion clinics.
Pro-abortion activists The history of Roe vs Wade
The Supreme Court ruling Roe vs Wade in 1973 cleared the way for women to have safe, legal abortions. But numerous state laws since then have imposed new restrictions, ensuring the debate continues.
posters The politics of abortion
When the US Supreme Court legalised abortion on January 22, 1973, American politics entered a new phase.
Abortion controversy continues to rage in the US
Twenty-five years after abortion was legalised in the United States, the public remains deeply divided in their attitudes.
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