Lawmakers differ on impact of Roe v. Wade on November races in Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, as nationally — to one extent or another — most voters support legalized abortion. So with the prospect of abortion becoming illegal for the first time in a half-century, Pennsylvania Democrats have generally felt the more voters care about abortion, the better Democrats’ electoral chances in a year that began with most analysts expecting a Republican rout.

“Choice is literally on the ballot here in Pennsylvania in 2022,” State Rep. Leanne Krueger (D-Delaware County) said earlier this week.

In a truly literal sense, there’s no mention of abortion or choice on the ballot. But Krueger believes the results of the election could impact the legality of abortion more directly than some voters realize.

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