Anti-abortion House Democrat's primary fight in Texas tests size of party tent

Anti-abortion House Democrat's primary fight in Texas tests size of party tent


A south Texas House Democratic primary involving a rare anti-abortion Democratic member of Congress is taking on a new level of urgency for backers of both candidates.

In Texas’s 28th Congressional District, House Democratic leadership is backing Rep. Henry Cuellar, who supports limits on abortion. Cuellar already faced a challenge from progressives by attorney Jessica Cisneros before the leak of a Supreme Court draft decision that would overturn Roe v. Wade and return the issue to the states.

Cisneros is now making the topic of abortion the fodder for her campaign ahead of the May 24 runoff in the Rio Grande Valley district.

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“As the Supreme Court prepares to overturn Roe v. Wade, I am calling on Democratic Party leadership

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