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Malika Daniel, of Fairburn, Ga., raises her hand during a prayer song at the March For Life anti-abortion rally outside the S
Malika Daniel, of Fairburn, Ga., raises her hand during a prayer song at the March For Life anti-abortion rally outside the State Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in Atlanta. Hundreds of anti-abortion demonstrators gathered outside the Statehouse for the annual rally to protest the Supreme Court's landmark 1973 decision that declared a constitutional right to abortion. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Today is the 42nd anniversary of the historic Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that opened the door for legal access to abortion in the United States. In the decades since, particularly in the last five years since the 2010 midterm elections, we’ve seen a steady rise in laws designed to limit or even eliminate that access. On the first day of the new Congress early this month, five bills alone were introduced that focused on restricting abortion access. Today the House of Representatives are set to vote on a proposed 20-week abortion ban.

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