Kari Lake tries to thread the needle on abortion after Arizona Supreme Court ruling

Senate Republican candidate Kari Lake is clarifying her stance on abortion while also pushing Republican lawmakers in Arizona to repeal a 19th-century restriction on abortion that was upheld by the state Supreme Court this week, shaking up the campaign in the critical battleground state. 

After the court ruling on Tuesday that upheld an 1864 Civil War-era law that will soon put into place a near-total abortion ban in the state that only makes exceptions to save the life of a pregnant woman, Lake and other Republican candidates on the ballot are attempting to navigate the complex political terrain, as Democrats relentlessly hammer them on the issue of abortion.

In the aftermath of the decision, Lake began calling state lawmakers in the Republican-controlled House and Senate, urging them to repeal the law, according to
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