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How the Politics of Abortion Are Poised to Intensify

posted on December 7, 2021

Lisa Lerer and Jeremy W. Peters of The New York Times report, “With the Supreme Court now looking likely to weaken or overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision on abortion, activists and both political parties are bracing for a new battle over one of the country’s longest-running cultural divides.” State legislatures will become increasingly influential if Roe is overturned or largely dismantled, leading activists on both sides to focus on local and state elections in the coming years. Mini Timmaraju, the president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, said “Everything is on the table after this — constitutional amendments, ballot initiatives, expanding the court. For so long we’ve been on the receiving end of these fights. We’ve been triaging, triaging and triaging, and now we have to take a step back and think what is the long-term agenda.”

Read at The New York Times