Suburban Phoenix is ​​a cautionary tale for Democrats hoping to galvanize voters on abortion


By Tim Reid

PHOENIX (Reuters) – Laura Wilson is a mother of three who lives in the sprawling northern suburb of Phoenix, a hotly contested electoral area in Arizona that could decide which party will control the U.S. Senate after November’s congressional elections.

Wilson, 61, is pro-choice, voted for Democratic President Joe Biden and knew all about news last week that the US Supreme Court was likely set to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe ruling. v. Wade giving women the right to abortion.

Still, Wilson said she didn’t know who she would vote for in November and that abortion rights weren’t a priority for her.

“It’s the economy and the jobs,” Wilson said. She said she was disappointed with Biden, because of high inflation and “too many homeless people on the streets.”

Wilson was one of 21 women interviewed by Reuters in the northern suburbs of Phoenix – a key…

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