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The U.S. Is Girding for a New Culture War

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A woman’s control over her body looks set to become a political dividing line in next year’s U.S. midterm elections.

That poses a challenge to President Joe Biden’s efforts to ease America’s polarization after the conflicts of the Donald Trump administration.

As Greg Stohr reports, 228 Republican members of Congress signed a brief sent to the Supreme Court yesterday urging the justices to uphold Mississippi’s ban on terminations after 15 weeks of pregnancy and, “if necessary,” to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that guaranteed women the right to an abortion.