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It doesn’t take a genius to understand that for decades, the Republican plan was to demonize abortion, rail against it, work to ban it, and vilify those who tried to protect it. They would overturn judges, undo set law, and do anything possible to make getting an abortion difficult to get—that is, short of overturning Roe v. Wade. Doing that would cause a different problem for Republicans. You go from being the group of people who pet leopards through cages to the group who finds the leopard is eating your face off.
For decades, Democratic candidates have declared this day could happen. We’ve warned that this possibility was out there. Voters didn’t pay as much attention as they should have because they thought, “Well, it doesn’t matter, the courts will save this.” A larger and larger percentage of the population simply doesn’t remember an America without choice.