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Abortion Issue Pops Up In Senate Races Too

Abortion is already getting plenty of play in the presidential race. One group is injecting the issue in key Senate races, too.

Susan B. Anthony's List, the anti-EMILY's List, is running radio ads on Christian stations criticizing Democrats for their views on abortion. The group was founded in 1992 and aims to promote pro-life women in politics — or, as these ads make clear, criticize pro-choice women in politics.

One ad, shown below, criticizes Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) for supporting Roe v. Wade. "With millions of unborn lives at stake," it says, "tell Mary Landrieu it's time to vote to protect unborn children, for a change."

Other ads link North Carolina Senate candidate Kay Hagan and Minnesota Senate candidate Al Franken to "radical pro-abortion groups" who want to "overturn the ban on gruesome partial birth abortions." Listen to the Hagan ad here and the Franken ad here.

Yet another ad blasts New Hampshire Senate candidate Jeanne Shaheen for being "a former board member of a pro-abortion group" that wants to "'force you to pay for abortions with your tax dollars." Listen here.

Susan B. Anthony List is a 501(c)(4) with an affiliated political action committee. It has plans for get-out-the-vote efforts in presidential battleground states. And the group really likes Sarah Palin.