GOP Plots Late-Term Abortion Counterattack

Republicans are working to strike a blow against abortion rights and the Senate incumbents who support them by emphasizing late-term abortion on the campaign trail.

With the political map favoring the GOP, anti-abortion-rights groups are rallying their supporters for a coordinated ground game meant to counterbalance Democratic attacks over birth control and personhood.

At the heart of the activists’ message is a legislative proposal from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) that would prevent women from terminating pregnancies after 20 weeks.The most prominent group is Women Speak Out PAC, which is targeting Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) and Kay Hagan (D-N.C.), none of whom support the Graham bill.”It’s a great time to be pro-life,” said Marilyn Musgrave, vice president for government affairs with the Susan B. Anthony List, the PAC’s partner.

“It’s a good time to be an organization that’s going after senators who are out of touch with their pro-life states. We have an opportunity to highlight how out of touch they are with their constituents,” said Musgrave, a former GOP congresswoman.