Blog

‘This is a crisis’: Politicians dig in on abortion following Supreme Court ruling

‘This is a crisis’: Politicians dig in on abortion following Supreme Court ruling

It was clear on Sunday that the Supreme Court decision to overturn decades of abortion precedent has only further cemented Republican and Democratic entrenchment in their positions on the issue. “I am horrified … that my daughters will have fewer rights than I’ve had virtually my whole life,” Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, said Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” a comment reflective of the emotional response to Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Friday’s 5-4 ruling from the…

Read More Read More

Battleground Republicans squeezed hardest on abortion after Roe falls

Battleground Republicans squeezed hardest on abortion after Roe falls

House Republicans say they’re mostly unfazed by the political ramifications of Friday’s Supreme Court abortion ruling. Except some of their most endangered incumbents, who’d rather not say much about it at all. Even Republicans from the nation’s biggest battlegrounds now embrace the anti-abortion mantle, a near-universal position in a House GOP conference veering rightward. But as abortion rights remain highly popular with voters, including in swing districts, most of those vulnerable lawmakers were uninterested in discussing the particulars of what,…

Read More Read More