Democrats say the potential threat to abortion rights could motivate their base in the 2022 elections. But it could do the same for Republicans, who want to retake control of Congress.
- “I think the wholesale reversal of Roe is a wild card,” said David Axelrod, a top Democratic consultant and former advisor to Barack Obama.
- Hours after a leak of a draft decision overturning Roe v. Wade was published, Democrats fired off fundraising appeals.
- But anti-abortion advocates say their base will be motivated to vote for those looking to restrict abortion access.
WASHINGTON – They gathered outside the court within hours of the leaked draft opinion being published Monday night. Young people protesting the potential overturning of the right to abortion decided by the Supreme Court long before their birth – nearly 50 years ago.
Sam Heller, a 21-year-old student at Cornell University, said she was shaking when she first read the leaked court opinion, a draft from February published by Politico that called the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling making abortion legal “egregiously wrong from the start.”