AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Republicans will look to repeal recent Democratic abortion-rights expansions if they return to power in Augusta after the 2022 midterms, particularly if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision next year.

But they could face an uphill battle and a risky political fight in a state that has some of the strongest legal protections for abortion of any U.S. state and where public opinion is generally in favor of the procedure being legal in most or all cases.