Abortion is about to become a major midterm election issue, as conservative voters look to elect anti-abortion senators who can confirm Supreme Court justices to overturn Roe v. Wade. Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser tells Axios that "The future of Roe v. Wade is on the line this election without question."
Why it matters: More Republican senators would make it easier to pass stricter abortion laws on the federal level. With groups like SBA List getting involved in battleground Senate races, Democrats will be forced to start talking about the topic they're trying to avoid.
Driving the news: President Trump headlined the SBA List's annual Campaign for Life gala earlier this month, where Dannenfelser called him the most “pro-life president” ever.
The big picture: Anti-abortion advocates have seen advances in some states already. Mississippi passed a law banning abortion after 15 weeks, Iowa passed a fetal heartbeat bill stopping abortion after six weeks, and Ohio legislators have proposed outlawing all abortions. Federal courts have blocked many anti-abortion laws, like Mississippi’s, but advocates remain energized.