‘A toxic issue’: How voters are forcing GOP contenders to talk about abortion ahead of 2024

 When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last summer, allowing an 1849 ban on abortion to take effect in Wisconsin, resident Judi Stadler found it nonsensical.

“It’s nothing short of ridiculous,” the 72-year-old retired school counselor said. “We’re right now functioning under the original law from the 1800s.”

Voters like Stadler pushed abortion to the forefront in the midterms and are set to do the same ahead of the 2024 elections − forcing pro-life candidates, and even possible contenders, to vary their approach in how they campaign on the issue of abortion.

With the American electorate favoring abortion access − 61% of adults report that abortion should be legal in all or most cases − some Republican candidates who identify themselves as pro-life are playing up their support for expanded healthcare access and certain exceptions to abortion bans to appeal to voters.

GOP contenders strategize abortion approach on 2024 campaign trail (usatoday.com)