Women’s Voter Sign-Ups Surge After Roe Ruling, Buoying Democrats

By Mike Dorning
30 August 2022

The number of women signing up to vote has jumped in key midterm battleground states since the Supreme Court struck down a national right to abortion, with Democrats benefiting as the issue pushes to the forefront in campaigns.

Women have outpaced men in new voter registrations by 11 percentage points in Ohio, 12 points in Pennsylvania and 15 points in Wisconsin since the court’s June 24 ruling. In Georgia, the margin was 6 points and in North Carolina 7 points.


USA – Will Shifts in Public Opinion Impact the Abortion Debate?

by CLAIRE GOTHREAU, Ms. Magazine

Just over a week ago, the Supreme Court indicated they would hear a case that presents the most serious challenge to abortion access since 1992. The case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization concerns Mississippi’s Gestational Act, which limits abortion to just the first 15 weeks of pregnancy. This law, if upheld, would be in direct violation of Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that established the constitutional right to abortion before fetal viability, which is generally understood to be around 24 weeks. This is the first time the court will consider abortion rights since former President Trump appointed three conservative justices, giving conservatives the majority.

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