Pro-life groups are attacking Democrats in some of the most watched Senate races, criticizing them for opposing legislation that would ban most abortions nationwide after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
The Susan B. Anthony List, Students for Life of America, Family Research Council Action, and Concerned Women for America are launching a multi-state “Summer of life” tour this week that will take aim at Sens. Mark Udall of Colorado, Kay Hagan of North Carolina and Mark Pryor of Arkansas, and aim to bring awareness to the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would curb abortions after 5 months.
The group has events scheduled in Denver on Tuesday, Charlotte on Wednesday and Little Rock on Friday.
The groups say that Mr. Udall, Mrs. Hagan and Mr. Pryor — three of the most vulnerable Democrats — have helped Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid bottle up the 20-week ban.
“The United States is currently only one of seven countries, including China and North Korea, to allow abortion on demand after 5 months. That’s more than halfway through pregnancy,” said Marilyn Musgrave, vice president of government affairs for the Susan B. Anthony List. “Last summer the U.S. House took action by passing the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Unfortunately that legislation has languished in the U.S. Senate, where pro-abortion Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his allies like Senator Mark Udall have refused to even allow a vote.”
Mr. Udall faces Rep. Cory Gardner. Mrs. Hagan is running against former North Carolina Speaker Thom Tillis. Mr. Pryor is being challenged by Rep. Tom Cotton.