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Democrats Poised to Grab Abortion Case as Fuel for 2022 Turnout

  • U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Mississippi case expected by June
  • A rollback of reproductive rights could rally suburban women
Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Case
Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg

Democrats stand to gain a powerful campaign tool to gin up support just ahead of the 2022 congressional midterm elections, based on the possibility that the U.S. Supreme Court is poised to roll back abortion rights. 

While abortion rights are a perennial issue in congressional campaigns, Democratic strategists say that the kind of major shift to restrict access signaled by the court’s conservative majority in a case argued Wednesday would spur their base voters to turn out while moving swing voters away from the Republican Party.