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Planned Parenthood staff and pro-abortion protestors on May 31, 2019 in St Louis, Missouri. Photo: Michael Thomas/Getty Images

77% of Americans say the Supreme Court should uphold Roe v. Wade in some form, according to an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll released on Tuesday.

Why it matters: This is one of the highest recorded shows of support for Roe v. Wade in more than four decades. Gallup reports that the previous highest recorded peak in that time was in 1997, when 61% of Americans believed abortions should be legal only under certain circumstances.

  • The Pew Research Center says support for legalizing abortion in all or most cases has not risen above 60% since 1995.

Details: 61% of NPR survey respondents said they favored some limitation on abortion such as during the first three months of pregnancy (23%); only in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the woman (29%); or only to save the life of the woman (9%).

  • The average support for legal abortion in cases of rape or incest is 79%, according to Gallup.
  • NPR's poll showed that Republican women— at 62% — were the only majority to oppose abortion at any time during pregnancy in cases of rape or incest.
  • 26% of Americans want to see Roe v. Wade remain in place, with more restrictions added, per NPR's poll.

The big picture: The most restrictive abortion laws in generations are currently spreading across America's red states, while other states are pushing protections for abortion rights and internationally recognized brands threaten to forge a financial stake in the abortion debate.

Meanwhile: Health organizations say abortion should be available as needed for reproductive health.

Between the lines: All interviews for the NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll were conducted in English, which could limit demographics included in the survey.

  • Interviews for this survey of 944 adults were conducted via landlines and mobile phones. Results are statistically significant within ±4.5 percentage points. Interviews were conducted May 31 through June 4, 2019.

Go deeper: Where each state stands if Roe v. Wade is overturned

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Photo: The Washington Post via Getty

The Senate will begin former President Trump's impeachment trial the week of Feb. 8, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Friday on the Senate floor.

The state of play: Schumer announced the schedule after reaching an agreement with Republicans. The House will transmit the article of impeachment against the former president late Monday.

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Patients can space out the two doses of the coronavirus vaccine by up to six weeks if it’s "not feasible" to follow the shorter recommended window, according to updated guidance from the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention.

Driving the news: With the prospect of vaccine shortages and a low likelihood that supply will expand before April, the latest changes could provide a path to vaccinate more Americans — a top priority for President Biden.