The year 2011 was great for the pro-life movement Louisiana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Nebraska and Arkansas.

According to an annual ranking released Thursday by Americans United for Life (AUL), on the eve of the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, those are the most pro-life states in the nation.

In fact, it was a banner year for the pro-life movement all across the country, as 32 states introduced 86 bills based on AUL model legislation. Even better, 47 states considered 460 pro-life bills, ultimately adopting more than 70 of them.

“As the legal arm of the pro-life movement, the AUL legal team has created the architecture for reversing Roe v. Wade,” said AUL CEO and President Dr. Charmaine Yoest. “The states are preparing for the day after Roe. And as the Life List documents, we’re seeing tremendous gains in defending life in law.”

According to the list, Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, North Carolina and Utah were the “most improved” states from 2010; Washington, California, Hawaii, Vermont and Montana rounded out the bottom as the least life-affirming states in the union.