Republicans Face National Pressure as Anti-Abortion Activists Call for a Ban on Roe v. Wade

Republican lawmakers are feeling the heat as anti-abortion activists call for a national ban on abortion. This comes as the nation marks the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court ruling that established a woman’s right to an abortion.

The GOP is facing a dilemma as they seek to balance the demands of their base with the need to remain competitive in an increasingly diverse electorate. According to a report in U.S. News & World Report, the Republican Party’s post-Roe abortion problem has been compounded by the Biden administration’s recent decision to rescind the Trump administration’s Title X gag rule, which restricted funding for abortion services.

Meanwhile, abortion-rights activists are planning a ‘Bigger than Roe’ rally in New Milford, Connecticut, to commemorate the anniversary and to send a message that they are not going away. The rally is just one of many taking place across the country as advocates for reproductive rights fight to protect Roe v. Wade and expand access to abortion services.

The debate over abortion has been thrust into the national spotlight, with USA TODAY’s Daily Briefing noting that it is one of many issues at the forefront of the national conversation, including the debt ceiling, snow, and Alec Baldwin.

As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the debate over abortion is sure to continue, with both sides of the issue digging in for a long fight.