Abortion rights group endorsing 12 House Democrats ahead of midterms

Abortion rights group endorsing 12 House Democrats ahead of midterms
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NARAL Pro-Choice America has endorsed 12 House Democrats for reelection ahead of the 2022 midterm races.

The abortion-rights group said in a statement that the incumbents have “demonstrated their unwavering commitment to fighting for reproductive freedom.”

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“Each of these leaders has demonstrated their commitment to fighting for the values of the overwhelming majority of Americans who believe every body should have the freedom to decide if, when, and how to start or grow their family,” Christian LoBue, NARAL Pro-Choice America chief campaigns and advocacy officer, said in a statement.

“We know these leaders will fight to safeguard abortion access and take bold action to make sure all of our families and communities thrive,” LoBue said.

Abortion rights are front and center in the midterms as GOP-led states consider hundreds of bills rolling back abortion access.

NARAL said more than 90 restrictions on abortions have been enacted at the state level this year.

In May, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a dispute over a Mississippi law banning virtually all abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, a decision that threatens the landmark 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade.