The biggest battleground for mid-term abortion is Pennsylvania

New York Times: “Pennsylvania, one of the few states where access to abortion hangs in the balance with this year’s midterm elections, is a testing ground for the political power of the issue in a post-Roe world, offering a look at whether it will motivate party foundations or can be a wedge for suburban independents.

After a draft Supreme Court opinion was leaked last week that would end the constitutional guarantee of abortion rights, Republicans have downplayed the issue, instead shifting the focus to the leak itself and away from its substance. They also argued that voter attention was fleeting, that abortion was hardly a silver bullet for democratic apathy, and that more pressing issues – President Biden’s inflation and unpopularity – had already thrown the dice. mid term “.

“For the Democrats, this time it’s really different.”

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