Democrats Rest Midterm Hopes on Abortion Rights : Consider This from NPR Election day is less than three weeks away, and Democrats are trying desperately to hold on to their slim majority in Congress by focusing on abortion rights. But Republicans are betting that the economy and inflation are the most pressing issues for voters.

So how is the focus on abortion working out for the Democrats? We discuss that with NPR Political Correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben and NPR Senior Editor and Correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

As Election Day Nears, Democrats Rest Hopes On Abortion Rights

As Election Day Nears, Democrats Rest Hopes On Abortion Rights

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Demonstrators march during the annual Women's March to support Women's Rights in Washington, DC, October 8, 2022. - Thousands of people gathered in Washington and in cities across the country to rally for reproductive rights, one month before the midterm elections. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP) (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images) ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Demonstrators march during the annual Women's March to support Women's Rights in Washington, DC, October 8, 2022. - Thousands of people gathered in Washington and in cities across the country to rally for reproductive rights, one month before the midterm elections. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP) (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images)

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Election day is less than three weeks away, and Democrats are trying desperately to hold on to their slim majority in Congress by focusing on abortion rights. But Republicans are betting that the economy and inflation are the most pressing issues for voters.

So how is the focus on abortion working out for the Democrats? We discuss that with NPR Political Correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben and NPR Senior Editor and Correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Jonaki Mehta and Gabe O'Connor. It was edited by William Troop and Megan Pratz. Our executive producer is Sami Yenigun.