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Democrats Seize on Abortion as Leverage Against Inflation Angst

  • Biden says voters must secure nationwide abortion rights
  • Polls show inflation far outweighing abortion as voter issue
Biden condemned the Supreme Court’s ruling overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling on June 24.
Biden condemned the Supreme Court’s ruling overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling on June 24.Photographer: Oliver Contreras/Sipa/Bloomberg

The Supreme Court pushed abortion firmly to the forefront of US elections this year, with Democrats hoping that voter outrage over the end of Roe v. Wade will eclipse economic angst weighing on the party’s fortunes.

The ruling Friday overturning the landmark 1973 decision immediately triggered abortion bans and restrictions in some states and opened the door for other states to follow, demonstrating the power of a decades-long conservative push to reshape the high court.