Gubernatorial Candidates Seizing On Abortion As Threat To Roe V. Wade Highlights Role Of State Governments
If Roe v. Wade is overturned by the Supreme Court, abortion rights could go back to the states. Democrats are trying to impress upon voters just how much of a difference they would make if that scenario were to occur.
Democratic Governors Campaign As Last Line Of Defense On Abortion
The Supreme Court confirmation fight brewing in Washington has made abortion a front-burner issue in governor’s races around the country, as Democrats warn that Republicans could try to ban the practice in their states if Roe v. Wade is overturned. The possibility that the Supreme Court will leave it to the states to legislate the legality of abortion has prompted a flurry of advertisements and campaign pronouncements from Democrats — and muted responses from many Republicans, who have generally praised Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh without getting into specifics about how he might affect abortion rights. (Strauss, 7/17)
CA Governor Race: Gavin Newsom Takes On John Cox On Abortion
Abortion hasn’t been a high-profile issue in the California governor’s race this year, and that makes sense: Voters here have long supported abortion rights, and a Democratic-controlled Legislature has sought to expand them. But with President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nomination raising the issue nationally, Democratic gubernatorial frontrunner Gavin Newsom now says he wants to talk about it in his race against Republican John Cox. (Hart, 7/17)