Abortion politics heat up after Supreme Court lets Texas ban take effect
The Murray Ledger & Times: Abortion politics heat up after Supreme Court lets Texas ban take effect
The momentous decision by the Supreme Court to allow a sweeping abortion ban in Texas to take effect has intensified one of the most fraught issues in American politics heading into the 2022 midterm elections.
The shock could help Democrats boost turnout at a time the party is most worried about voter complacency after taking control of both houses of Congress and the presidency in 2020.
The ruling was a huge blow to progressive groups. EMILYs List, a political group that supports women running for office who back abortion rights, has been warning for years that those rights were at risk. It could help increase support for their candidates and cause, but it may discourage some who think it is now too late.
“The threat was real. The threat is real. The threat is here,” said Ben Ray, a spokesman for EMILYs List. “It’s time to get to work.”
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