Anti-abortion group to launch tour pressing red-state Dems to vote for Kavanaugh

Anti-abortion group to launch tour pressing red-state Dems to vote for Kavanaugh
© Greg Nash

A leading anti-abortion group is launching a tour to press red-state Democratic senators to vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

The Susan B. Anthony (SBA) List tour, beginning Monday, will feature 26 press conferences across Indiana, North Dakota, Missouri, Florida, Alabama, Montana and West Virginia. The events will include local anti-abortion activists alongside SBA List leaders, the group said.

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“SBA List is mobilizing the pro-life grassroots nationwide and in key Senate battleground states to urge the Senate to swiftly confirm Judge Kavanaugh,” the group's president, Marjorie Dannenfelser, said in a statement. “Vulnerable senators up for re-election this year have a choice: stand with the President and their constituents and vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh, or cave to pressure from Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerBill Kristol resurfaces video of Pence calling Obama executive action on immigration a 'profound mistake' House passes border deal, setting up Trump to declare emergency Christie: Trump doesn’t give nicknames to people he respects MORE and the extreme abortion lobby.”

Several red-state Democrats up for reelection this year — including Sens. Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinSenate confirms Trump pick William Barr as new attorney general GOP wants to pit Ocasio-Cortez against Democrats in the Senate Senate poised to confirm Trump’s attorney general pick MORE (W.Va.), Joe DonnellyJoseph (Joe) Simon DonnellyOvernight Energy: Trump taps ex-oil lobbyist Bernhardt to lead Interior | Bernhardt slams Obama officials for agency's ethics issues | Head of major green group steps down Trump picks ex-oil lobbyist David Bernhardt for Interior secretary EPA's Wheeler faces grilling over rule rollbacks MORE (Ind.) and Heidi HeitkampMary (Heidi) Kathryn HeitkampOvernight Energy: Trump taps ex-oil lobbyist Bernhardt to lead Interior | Bernhardt slams Obama officials for agency's ethics issues | Head of major green group steps down Trump picks ex-oil lobbyist David Bernhardt for Interior secretary On The Money: Shutdown Day 27 | Trump fires back at Pelosi by canceling her foreign travel | Dems blast 'petty' move | Trump also cancels delegation to Davos | House votes to disapprove of Trump lifting Russia sanction MORE (N.D.) — are being closely watched for how they will vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination.

All three Democrats voted last year to confirm President TrumpDonald John TrumpBill Kristol resurfaces video of Pence calling Obama executive action on immigration a 'profound mistake' ACLU says planned national emergency declaration is 'clear abuse of presidential power' O'Rourke says he'd 'absolutely' take down border wall near El Paso if he could MORE's first pick for the high court, Justice Neil Gorsuch.

Many Democrats are warning that Kavanaugh could vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, making abortion a key issue in the confirmation process.

The SBA List says it has nearly 500 canvassers who have visited more than 1 million homes so far in states with battleground Senate races.

“Battleground state voters who elected President Trump by overwhelming margins trust him to nominate only originalist judges who will respect and uphold the Constitution, a key promise fulfilled in Judge Kavanaugh,” Dannenfelser said.