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Will Roe vs Wade be enough to tip suburban women left in the ...

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Will Roe vs Wade be enough to tip suburban women left in the midterms?

To do so, Democrats will have to convince them the abortion issue is more pressing than any other

Ryan Teague Beckwith and Gregory Korte

Suburban women in the US could now tip the balance in the midterm elections that will decide control of Congress after a leaked draft opinion indicated the Supreme Court was poised to overturn Roe vs. Wade.

Their votes helped determine the winner in the past two presidential contests. With Republicans in position to seize the House and Senate, the race is on to shock into action those with the most at stake on an issue that has become a fiercely contested partisan matter. The fight to win them over and get them to the ballot box will be most heated in the 24 states where bans would take immediate effect.

But Republican and Democratic strategists say that the country is in uncharted territory on an issue in which public policy has been relatively stable since the landmark decision almost four decades ago. ..

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