Washington, D.C. — We’re in the middle of primary election season, and while we don’t know who will win in many of the remaining races, one thing is clear: Candidates across the country are making abortion rights a central part of their campaigns. With the Supreme Court poised to overturn Roe v. Wade — which could put abortion access out of reach for 36 million women and other people who can become pregnant — abortion was already one of the top issues driving the 2022 midterms. But many candidates are going above and beyond because they know that supporting abortion rights is not only the right thing to do, but also a winning political strategy.
Statement from Jenny Lawson, executive director, Planned Parenthood Votes:
“This is not a drill: Our right and access to abortion are on the line, and this election cycle could have dire consequences. Abortion rights champions understand the stakes and are prepared to meet the moment. They’re talking about abortion on the campaign trail, drawing the indisputable contrast between themselves and their anti-abortion opponents, and making abortion rights a central part of their agendas. Candidates are taking a stand and, in November, the voters will stand with the champions who vowed to protect their health and rights.”
Candidates Running on Abortion Rights:
- Politico: Dem-allied groups drop an A-bomb on Mastriano to start Pa. gov race
Michigan AG refuses 'draconian' 1931 abortion law
- The Hill: New Hampshire Democrats spotlight abortion issues in tough Senate election
- New York Times: For Democratic Female Governors, the Roe Leak Alters the Midterm Calculus
- New York Times: I’m a Pro-Choice Governor, and I’m Not Going to Sit on My Hands Waiting for Congress (Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Op-ed)
- Wis Politics: Evers joins Dem guvs in calling on Congress to protect abortion rights
- NBC Las Vegas, Nevada: Senator Cortez Masto hosts canvass kick off to protect reproductive rights
- Senator Warnock on Twitter: The extreme abortion law in Texas is exactly why we need to keep a Senate with the power to appoint Supreme Court justices that respect a woman's right to choose.
- Associated Press: Abortion Becomes Front-Line Issue in Wisconsin Midterms
Planned Parenthood Votes is an independent expenditure political committee registered with the Federal Election Committee.