With his reelection prospects on the line, President Barack Obama has made a concerted effort to win women voters, a move that will prove politically risky in the months ahead.
But as he continues to seek to regain women’s support and expand his lead over Republican Mitt Romney among women, the president has also sought to distance himself from his own past support for women’s reproductive rights.
In the run-up to the Nov. 4 election, Obama said he had made strides to advance women’s rights and urged voters to focus on the economy and the need to tackle economic inequality.
But he has also been critical of the Supreme Court, calling it a “judicial establishment” that has “skewed” the law in the past.
Obama’s campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.