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The case Roe vs. Wade became the beginning of changes in abortion law all over the world. This work illustrates the impact of the judgment on the legalization of abortion. The text is a comparison between the situation in Poland and the United States. It includes both legal regulations, a description of the judgments, statistics and public opinion research. In work is contained historical overview of events, which affect the current state. The key role played by the development, technological advances and changing the mentality of citizens described countries.