Republicans spent years attacking Roe v. Wade. Now they want to avoid discussing abortion

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GOP avoids abortion ahead of potential SCOTUS ruling to overturn Roe

GOP officials are advising to candidates to soft-pedal the prospects of anti-abortion legislation as they battle Democrats for control of Congress.

  • Republicans are trying to figure out how to deal with the abortion issue in the 2022 midterms.
  • The Supreme Court’s review of the Roe vs. Wade ruling is complicating GOP campaign strategy.
  • Democrats believe the loss of abortion rights will energize their voters, helping them win close races.
  • Republicans say their anti-abortion voters are more intense and remain fired up.

WASHINGTON – Republicans are on the verge of a long-sought legal victory – striking down Roe v. Wade – but their political candidates are in no rush to talk about it on the campaign trail.

GOP campaign officials are advising candidates to downplay and soft-pedal the prospects of anti-abortion legislation as they battle pro-choice Democrats for control of Congress and various statehouses across the country.

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