Roe anniversary jump-starts abortion politics as general election approaches

The 51st anniversary of Roe v. Wade is forcing the two remaining Republican candidates for president to walk a tightrope on one of the most divisive topics in politics, abortion, with just months until the 2024 general election.

President Joe Biden is commemorating the Monday anniversary with a series of White House and campaign events. The programming is not new — Democrats have relentlessly highlighted abortion access since the Supreme Court overturned Roe in 2022.

But the way Republicans respond to the attacks could determine how potent a matter it is in the presidential election.

Conservatives have pressed for the Republican contenders, former President Donald Trump and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, to take a hard line on abortion. But both
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