Supreme Court thrusts abortion into midterms fight with Mississippi case

CBS News

05-21-2021

A ruling upholding the ban could give Republican-led states the green light to impose more restrictions on the procedure and weaken Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark Supreme Court decision that established a woman's right to an abortion. But for anti-abortion rights advocates, the action from the Supreme Court this week is the culmination of a years-long effort to shift the high court to the right with hopes a case that takes aim at Roe would end up before a conservative court. Cain, however, believes voters, and women in particular, will hold accountable elected officials who seek to restrict abortion rights. "Where they stand on taking away rights for women and taking away rights we already have will drive women to the polls." Kondik said abortion often comes up in campaigns, and suggested a ruling from the Supreme Court upholding Mississippi's 2018 law would "raise the stakes" on policy-making.

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