Abortion ruling intensifies fight over state supreme courts


              FILE - Anti-abortion protesters from Christ Fellowship Bible Church in Brentwood, Mo., pray on May 3, 2022, outside the Hope Clinic in Granite City, Ill. The U.S. Supreme Court's decision striking down a constitutional right to abortion and sending the issue to the states has groups on both sides of the debate focusing more than ever on races this fall for state supreme courts. (Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File)
            
              FILE - Abortion-rights advocates, right, try to block anti-abortion signage during a rally at the state capitol in Lansing, Mich., May 2, 2022, in support of abortion rights after a draft of the Supreme Court opinion was leaked in favor of overturning Roe v. Wade. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP, File)
            
              FILE - Zoe Schell, from Topeka, Kan., stands on the steps of the Kansas Statehouse during a rally to protest the Supreme Court's ruling on abortion June 24, 2022, in Topeka. The U.S. Supreme Court's decision striking down a constitutional right to abortion and sending the issue to the states has groups on both sides of the debate focusing more than ever on races this fall for state supreme courts. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
            
              FILE - Abortion-rights protesters attend a rally following the United States Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the federally protected right to abortion, outside the state capitol in Lansing, Mich., Friday, June 24, 2022. The U.S. Supreme Court's decision striking down a constitutional right to abortion and sending the issue to the states has groups on both sides of the debate focusing more than ever on races this fall for state supreme courts. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Abortion ruling intensifies fight over state supreme courts