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 SchumerTrump, GOP regain edge in Kavanaugh battle READ: President Trump’s exclusive interview with Hill.TV The Hill's 12:30 Report — Trump slams Sessions in exclusive Hill.TV interview | Kavanaugh accuser wants FBI investigation MORE and the extreme abortion lobby.”

Several red-state Democrats up for reelection this year — including Sens. Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinThe Memo: Tide turns on Kavanaugh McCaskill to oppose Kavanaugh nomination The Memo: Kavanaugh firestorm consumes political world MORE (W.Va.), Joe DonnellyJoseph (Joe) Simon DonnellyThe Memo: Tide turns on Kavanaugh McCaskill to oppose Kavanaugh nomination The Memo: Kavanaugh firestorm consumes political world MORE (Ind.) and Heidi HeitkampMary (Heidi) Kathryn HeitkampThe Memo: Tide turns on Kavanaugh McCaskill to oppose Kavanaugh nomination Election Countdown: Trump confident about midterms in Hill.TV interview | Kavanaugh controversy tests candidates | Sanders, Warren ponder if both can run | Super PACs spending big | Two states open general election voting Friday | Latest Senate polls 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 TrumpTrump rallies in Nevada amid Supreme Court flurry: 'We're gonna get Brett' Trump: 'Good news' that Obama is campaigning again Trump boosts Heller, hammers 'Wacky Jacky' opponent in Nevada 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.