Biden Campaign Ad Blames Trump for Near-Death of Woman Who Was Denied Abortion

President Biden’s re-election campaign on Monday released a searing campaign ad blaming former President Donald J. Trump for the near-death of a Texas woman who suffered infections after she was denied an abortion following a miscarriage.

The ad, in which the woman, Amanda Zurawski, sobs about the loss of the baby she and her husband had wanted to name Willow, describes the infection that nearly killed her because of the Texas law that prohibits abortions even when they are medically necessary.

Viewers then see a black screen with a single phrase: “Donald Trump did this.”

The ad encapsulates the strategy by Mr. Biden’s campaign to seize on anger about the Supreme Court’s decision in 2022 to overturn Roe v. Wade, the legal precedent that had protected the right of women to have abortions for nearly a half century.

The president’s advisers believe angry voters will blame Mr. Trump for the court decision — and the subsequent actions by conservative legislatures to impose severe limits on abortions in several states — when they vote in November. The issue has been central in several recent Democratic election victories.

“The only reason extreme abortion bans are now in effect all over the country are because of judges the previous president and Senate Republicans put in the court,” Karine Jean-Pierre, the White House press secretary, told reporters on Monday.

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