Anti-abortion activists celebrated when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks would be brought to the floor for a vote next week.
Activists think the 20-week abortion ban is a potent election issue for 2018, particularly against Democrats hailing from red-leaning states who are expected to vote against the bill.
“It’s just a matter of time until we get 60 votes,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), the sponsor of the Senate bill. Seventeen states already ban abortions at 20 weeks of pregnancy, according to the Guttmacher Institute. Read more at The Hill.