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Democrats hope threat to abortion rights will rouse voters

Catherine Cortez Masto
Posted at 3:45 PM, Dec 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-04 18:45:06-05

NEW YORK (AP) — Vulnerable Democrats from Nevada to New Hampshire are promising to make abortion a centerpiece of their political strategy heading into the midterm elections.

They're betting that focusing on the divisive issue can beat back a red wave and preserve their delicate majorities in Congress. But it may not be so easy.

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Democrats have been sounding the alarm for years on abortion rights.

Now, as the Supreme Court's conservative majority signals a willingness to weaken or reverse the landmark Roe v. Wade precedent, Democrats insist they can convince voters that the threat to women's health is real in a way it wasn't before.

And some Republicans are concerned.