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Abortion-rights advocates (right) and anti-abortion advocates (left) rally outside of the Supreme Court in 2016. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Nearly five decades after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, opponents and supporters of abortion rights are still battling over the issue in court, at the ballot box and in state legislatures. Several states have introduced or passed new restrictions on abortion in 2021 with an eye toward giving the Supreme Court a chance to overturn its decision in Roe, and the high court agreed in May to review a Mississippi law that aims to make most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy illegal. The case will be the court’s first abortion law review since Justice Amy Coney Barrett took the bench in October.

As the debate over abortion continues, here are key facts about Americans’ views on the topic, based on Pew Research Center polls.

Around six-in-ten U.S. adults (59%) say that abortion should be legal in all or most cases;…

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