As conservative voters head to the polls in November to elect anti-abortion lawmakers, EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock tells Axios that the pro-abortion rights platform will help Democrats to pick up seats in the Senate and take back the House.
Why it matters: Abortion shouldn’t be a taboo topic for Democrats, but few are talking about it on the campaign trail. Part of that, Schriock says, is strategic: she thinks conservative Republican candidates will scare away critical voters — like millennials, the largest voting bloc this year — with their hard-line anti-abortion stances.
Driving the news: President Trump wants to cut Title X federal funding from organizations like Planned Parenthood that promote or provide abortions.
The big picture: Health care is a top issue across the country, meaning some voters will want to hear about reproductive rights, especially from the record number of women running for office at every level.