Following SCOTUS ruling, pro-choice groups reaffirm plans for $150 million midterm election blitz

Woman yells after the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade in Washington, Friday, June 24, 2022.

Pro-choice groups have planned major election spending to support Democrats in the midterms following the Supreme Court’s ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, which protected abortion as a constitutional right since 1973.

In a press release posted by the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) almost immediately after the SCOTUS ruling, the organization reaffirmed its partnership with Planned Parenthood and EMILY’s List to distribute money to pro-choice political candidates this election cycle.

“In May, NARAL, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and EMILY’s List announced a partnership to collectively spend a historic $150 million on the 2022 midterms to ensure the election of reproductive freedom champions up and down the ballot.”

“The stakes are higher than ever,” it continued, “NARAL’s members will be mobilizing from now until Election Day and beyond to ensure that our leaders reflect the values of the 8 in 10 Americans who support the legal right to abortion.”

The Friday ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization came more than a month after a leaked draft opinion from Justice Samuel Alito suggested the court would overturn federal protections for abortion.