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BOSTON — To pundits, the midterm election was supposed to be a referendum on inflation. They predicted a massive red wave, with Republicans sweeping the Senate and the House. That didn’t happen — and to Chelsea Clinton, that just showed the disconnect between their takes and the reality for voters.

For many Americans, “protecting a woman’s fundamental human right and agency and also our democracy were the most important considerations when they were casting their votes,” Clinton said on a panel about abortion care Tuesday at the STAT Summit. “I’d like to establish that, of course, there’s a connection between supporting our democracy and ensuring that women are able to fully participate in the civic and social life of our country.”

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