Anti-abortion groups are campaigning against three Democratic Senators in key battleground states who oppose a ban on late-term abortions.
A coalition of groups including Concerned Women for America, Family Research Council Action, Students for Life of America and the Susan B. Anthony List is traveling to the home states of Sens. Mark UdallMark UdallPicking 2018 candidates pits McConnell vs. GOP groups Gorsuch's critics, running out of arguments, falsely scream 'sexist' Election autopsy: Latinos favored Clinton more than exit polls showed MORE (Colo.), Kay HaganKay HaganLinking repatriation to job creation Former Sen. Kay Hagan in ICU after being rushed to hospital GOP senator floats retiring over gridlock MORE (N.C.) and Mark PryorMark PryorMedicaid rollback looms for GOP senators in 2020 Cotton pitches anti-Democrat message to SC delegation Ex-Sen. Kay Hagan joins lobby firm MORE (Ark.) to hit them for opposing a bill banning abortions after five months.
“Unfortunately, that legislation has languished in the U.S. Senate, where pro-abortion Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidDraft House bill ignites new Yucca Mountain fight Week ahead: House to revive Yucca Mountain fight Warren builds her brand with 2020 down the road MORE and his pro-abortion allies have refused to even allow a vote,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List.
Republicans are working to retake the Senate during the November midterms, and hitting vulnerable Democrats on the late-term abortion issue has become an important strategy for them and their allies.
The anti-abortion groups will be holding rallies in Colorado, North Carolina and Arkansas next week to raise awareness about the late-term abortion bill and shame the Democratic senators.
“A federal law is long overdue,” said Dannenfelser. “The United States is only one of seven countries to allow abortion on demand at such a late stage of pregnancy.”
All three senators are in close races critical to Senate control. Republicans only need to flip six Democratic Senate seats to take control of both houses of Congress.