Abortion rights group endorsing 12 House Democrats

The abortion rights group NARAL Pro-Choice America announced on Tuesday it is endorsing 12 House Democrats ahead of next year's midterm elections as the abortion debate rages across the country. 

"As the right to abortion faces an existential threat, it is more important than ever that we have representatives in Congress who will fight for a world where everybody can make their own decisions about their lives, families, and futures," said NARAL President Mini Timmaraju. "We trust that each of these leaders will continue to fight for the values of the overwhelming majority of people in the United States who support the freedom to decide if, when, and how to start or grow a family.”

The Democratic lawmakers endorsed by the group were Reps. Abigail SpanbergerAbigail Davis SpanbergerWith Build Back Better, Dems aim to correct messaging missteps Sunday shows preview: New COVID-19 variant emerges; supply chain issues and inflation persist On The Money — Biden sticks with Powell despite pressure MORE (Va.), Elaine LuriaElaine Goodman LuriaAbortion rights group endorsing 12 House Democrats Group aligned with House GOP leadership targeting nine Democrats on spending vote The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Rising prices undercut Biden agenda MORE (Va.), Josh Harder (Calif.), Sharice DavidsSharice DavidsAbortion rights group endorsing 12 House Democrats Overnight Health Care — Presented by Altria — Vulnerable House Dems push drug pricing plan Vulnerable House Democrats warn not to drop drug pricing from package MORE (Kan.), Elissa SlotkinElissa SlotkinThree dead, six wounded in Michigan school shooting Taiwan says it is capable of responding to repeated Chinese military missions Five House members meet with Taiwanese president despite Chinese objections MORE (Mich.), Jared GoldenJared GoldenSunday shows preview: Boosters open to all US adults; House Dems pass spending plan on to Senate Five takeaways: House passes Biden's sweeping benefits bill Overnight Energy & Environment — House passes giant climate, social policy bill MORE (Maine), Antonio DelgadoAntonio Ramon DelgadoAbortion rights group endorsing 12 House Democrats House GOP campaign arm releases ad hitting Democrats on IRS bank-reporting proposal US Chamber targets more House Democrats with ads opposing .5T bill MORE (N.Y.), Chris PappasChristopher (Chris) Charles PappasChris Pappas launches reelection bid in New Hampshire Top House Democratic group launches six-figure ad campaign to sell infrastructure package Booker headlining Democratic fundraiser in New Hampshire MORE (N.H.), Mikie SherrillRebecca (Mikie) Michelle SherrillDegrees not debt will grow the economy Abortion rights group endorsing 12 House Democrats Democrats at odds over SALT changes MORE (N.J.), Tom O'Halleran (Ariz.), Angie Craig (Minn.), and Steven HorsfordSteven Alexander HorsfordNevada lawmakers approve maps giving edge to Democrats State Democrat group teams up with federal lawmakers to elect down-ballot candidates Abortion rights group endorsing 12 House Democrats MORE (Nev.). 

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Politico was the first outlet to report on news of the endorsements. All of the endorsed candidates are facing relatively tough reelection bids and are all on the National Republican Congressional Committee's target list for next year. 

Abortion rights and anti-abortion groups are working to make abortion a key issue in 2022 as the Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments over a Mississippi law that bans the procedure after 15 weeks and threatens the standing of Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in the U.S. 

The high court is also considering Texas’s controversial six-week abortion ban, which was argued before the justices on Nov. 1. 

A Washington Post-ABC News survey released on Tuesday found that 60 percent of Americans say they believe the Supreme Court should uphold Roe v. Wade, while only 27 percent say they think it should be overturned.