Roe v. Wade, the landmark legislation legalizing abortion in the United States, marks its 39th year this week. As Americans debate abortion rights in the midst of an election year, a new study indicates abortion rates are steadying worldwide, though the frequency of dangerous abortions is rising. Here are the answers to five questions related to abortion laws globally, and their effects on women.
In declining to take up the case, the Supreme Court let stand a Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that invalidated Arizona's law, which sought to restrict abortions after 20 weeks.
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