How Democrats Used Abortion Issue to Hold Off a Red Wave

From a New York Times story by Lisa Lerer and Elizabeth Dias headlined “How Democrats Used the Abortion Debate to Hold Off a Red Wave”:

For months, the midterm elections appeared to be a clash over rising prices, public safety worries and fears of a looming recession.

But another driving issue proved almost as powerful for voters: abortion rights.

In the first major election since the Supreme Court overturned the case that ensured a federal right to an abortion for nearly half a century, abortion rights broke through, lifting Democrats to victory in Virginia, Minnesota, Michigan and New Mexico.