Suburban women could now tip the balance in the midterm U.S. elections that will decide control of Congress after a leaked draft opinion indicated the Supreme Court was poised to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Their votes helped determine the winner in the last two presidential contests. With Republicans in position to seize the House and Senate, the race is on to shock into action those with the most at stake on an issue that has become a fiercely contested partisan item. The fight to win them over and get them to the ballot box will be most heated in the 24 states where bans would take immediate effect.

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