The Risks Of A Broad Ruling On Gay Marriage07:29
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Anti-abortion activists march past the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, as they observe the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
Anti-abortion activists march past the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, as they observe the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

The shadow of Roe v. Wade is hanging over the same-sex marriage arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court this week.

Even liberal U.S. Supreme Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg thinks the high court overreached when in its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion.

She and others think it polarized the country and the issue should have been allowed to work its way through state legislatures.

There are concerns that a broad ruling on gay marriage - one that applies to all 50 states - could spark similar backlash.

Others say Roe v. Wade was different from the same-sex marriage cases before the court this week. They say the issue has been fully debated and it's appropriate the court to rule.

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This segment aired on March 25, 2013.

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