Washington Post: Amid a shifting legal landscape on abortion, both parties seek political advantage


The U.S. Supreme Court’s shift to the right has intensified the long-running battle over abortion, with activists on both sides racing to pass new laws and capitalize on the divisive issue ahead of the 2020 elections.

…“We believe that the Kavanaugh vote is not going to be soon forgotten. It wasn’t just a moment in time,” said Brian Fallon, director of Demand Justice, which will launch a small digital ad campaign against Collins this week. The group also plans to hire field organizers in Maine and Colorado, swing states where Collins and Sen. Cory Gardner (R) are set to face voters in 2020.

“There are two full Supreme Court terms before the next election,” Fallon said. “That is a lot of time for Kavanaugh to make them look foolish.”

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