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The Supreme Court's recent Gonzalez v. Carhart decision, approving a federal ban on late-term abortion, has set off a wave of anti-abortion action in the states.  Already, 31 states with late-term bans --frozen until this month's decision-- have been targeted for restrictive legislation. Missouri and Virginia's laws went back to the courts just days after the ruling.  Granted, there have been significant  inroads to freer abortion rights in state legislatures, but it seems clear that changes at the federal level are emboldening a new generation of anti-abortion effort.