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‘Mormon Land’: How abortion and the Supreme Court might affect Latter-day Saint voters

(Jose Luis Magana, AP file photo) In this Jan. 18, 2019, file photo, anti-abortion activists protest outside of the U.S. Supreme Court during the March for Life in Washington.

For many voters, including a number of Latter-day Saints, this year’s presidential election comes down to one issue: abortion.

They may not like Donald Trump’s style, but they believe he will support the cause of protecting the unborn.

At the same time, many other voters, including, again, a number of Latter-day Saints, have a more complex view of abortion, with some pointing to the more nuanced stance of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints itself on that topic.

So how might this debate play out among Latter-day Saints, especially in Utah, in this election? And how might the current battle over the Supreme Court — and talk of toppling Roe v. Wade — affect the outcome?

Morgan Lyon Cotti, associate director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, discusses this and other issues dividing Latter-day Saint voters in 2020 and beyond.

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