Religion Unplugged

🍼 March For Life coincides with 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade 🔌

Seven months after Roe’s overturning, abortion fight moves to statehouses.

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What To Know: The Big Story

Today in Washington: It’s abortion opponents’ annual March for Life.

Fifty years after Roe v. Wade — and seven months after its overturning — the anti-abortion movement has “multiple reasons to celebrate — and some reasons for unease.”

That’s the assessment of The Associated Press’ David Crary. The movement has reached a crossroads, as The New York Times’ Ruth Graham notes. And since last year’s ruling, the fight has moved to statehouses, explain Religion News Service’s Adelle M. Banks and Jack Jenkins.

Read the full column.

This column appears in the online magazine Religion Unplugged.

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