Beliefs Supreme Court’s Texas abortion ruling may have broad impact on other states By Reuters | November 15, 2015 ShareTweet EmailPrint More More on Beliefs Subscribe to Beliefs Throngs of anti-abortion activists gathered on the National Mall Friday (Jan. 25) for a rally marking the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision to legalize abortion. After speeches by new March for Life President Jeanne Monahan and political and religious leaders, they marched to the steps of the high court. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks. Active RNS subscribers and members can view this content by logging-in here.Courts have been more favorable toward tightened rules for clinics providing abortions. Four of the six laws similar to Texas', including measures in Missouri and Virginia, have been allowed, at least in part, to go into effect.