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Democrats take advantage of abortion ruling for November elections
By: Phoebe Shi
Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Democrats have been trying to turn the backlash into support at the midterm elections. Meanwhile, Republicans are attempting to refocus the nation’s attention onto rising gas prices and violent crime.
Democratic candidates for governor and state-level offices have pledged to make the abortion issue the focus of their campaigns. Gretchen Whitmer, the governor of Michigan hoping to get reelected, and Val Demings, a Democratic Candidate from Florida running for U.S. Senate, have both spoken out about this topic.
“I do think going back and treating women and girls like second class citizens or property, I think that matters a hell of a lot to men and women in Florida,” said Demings.
Adam Laxalt, the Republican nominee for Senate in Nevada, said, “Roe doesn’t change settled law and it won’t distract voters from unaffordable prices, rising crime or the border crisis.” In his state, abortion is legal.
Many states have trigger laws that will ban abortion a set number of days after Roe v. Wade is overturned. Georgia and Ohio are included in this even though Ohio doesn’t have a trigger law to ban most abortions.
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has filed a motion to lift a stay on a state law that banned abortions after six weeks. Even after Yost said on Twitter the injunction was removed, liberal groups are still fighting this motion.