Leaked Supreme Court Roe draft opinion sets stage for 2022 midterms
WASHINGTON (CBS News) -- Democrats on Monday night sounded the alarm after Politico published a leaked draft opinion that suggested the Supreme Court appeared ready to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, which enshrines a woman's right to an abortion. Republicans, meanwhile, voiced cautious support.
The polarized reactions indicated that abortion rights will be a key issue in the midterm elections, galvanizing voters of both parties. Hundreds of protesters converged outside the Supreme Court on Monday night soon after the draft opinion was reported, including a small group who did not support abortion rights.
Even before the report of the opinion on Monday, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, NARAL Pro-Choice America and the Emily's List organization announced a plan to spend $150 million on the 2022 midterms to support candidates who would protect abortion rights.
According to tracking on ActBlue, a platform used to raise money for Democrats and progressive organizations, more than $1 million poured in in less than three hours Monday night following the report.
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