Anti-abortion groups warn red-state Dems not to fight Trump’s court pick

by Katie Glueck
February 1, 2017

A constellation of conservative groups, including many that oppose abortion rights, are planning a multimillion-dollar initiative featuring rallies and phone banks, direct mail campaigns and advertising to urge a yes vote for Trump nominee Neil Gorsuch, part of a broader pressure campaign on red-state Democratic senators facing challenging 2018 re-election bids.

“There’s a whole host of Democrats up for election in 2018 in whose states Trump pretty much trounced (Hillary) Clinton, who need to be very concerned, given how high a priority this was,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, the head of the anti-abortion rights group Susan B. Anthony List, which rolled out the “pro-life court coalition” Wednesday afternoon comprising more than two dozen activist organizations across the country.

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