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Anti-Abortion Groups Pressure Donnelly On Supreme Court Vote

Susan B. Anthony List Indiana chair Sue Swayze Liebel leads a demonstration outside the Indianapolis office of Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.). (Brandon Smith/IPB News)

Anti-abortion groups want to put pressure on U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) to vote for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

There’s a door-to-door campaign effort in Indiana by national anti-abortion group the Susan B. Anthony List. The group’s state chair Sue Swayze Liebel says the message is simple: Indiana is an anti-abortion state.

“So Senator Donnelly has a choice to make. Will he stand with Hoosiers? Hoosiers showed their trust in President Trump to nominate a Supreme Court justice,” Liebel says.

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Liebel cites a recent poll commissioned by the conservative group that suggests more than half of Hoosiers want Donnelly to vote for the nominee. But a recent non-partisan poll shows 43 percent of Hoosiers oppose an abortion ban, while 41 percent support one.

Donnelly won’t say whether he supports overturning Roe v. Wade.

“You know, I don’t have litmus tests and I don’t go into this with a litmus test,” Donnelly says.

Donnelly is slated to meet with Kavanaugh next week.

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