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Democrats stress reproductive rights in fight for control of Congress, White House • Nevada Current

Democrats stress reproductive rights in fight for control of Congress, White House • Nevada Current
WASHINGTON — Top Democratic campaign officials Thursday pressed their case for control of Congress and the White House by pointing toward the upcoming two-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning the constitutional right to an abortion. More than a dozen Democrats also introduced legislation in Congress to prevent a future Republican administration from using […]

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Top Democratic campaign officials are emphasizing the importance of gaining control of Congress and the White House by focusing on reproductive rights. They are pointing to the two-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning the constitutional right to an abortion. More than a dozen Democrats have introduced legislation to prevent a future Republican administration from using an 1873 law, known as the Comstock Act, to bar mailing abortion medication. The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, has released a document outlining what it believes Trump should do during a second term, which includes using the Comstock Act to restrict the shipment of medication abortion throughout the United States. The most likely outcome of November’s elections isn’t currently unified Democratic control, with analysts predicting that Biden will remain president with a divided Congress.

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