The Democratic Senate campaign arm marks 100 days since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade by running full-page ads in newspapers in ten Senate battleground states. It’s the latest push from Democratic campaign officials focused on abortion rights, which remains a major issue for voters as the 2022 midterm elections approach, less than 40 days away.

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) will run ads in print editions of Sunday newspapers including The Arizona Daily Star, The Gwinnett Daily Post in Georgia, The Las Vegas Review Journal, The Union Leader in New Hampshire, The State College Center Daily Times in Pennsylvania, The Wisconsin State Journal, The Sun Herald in North Carolina, The Columbus Dispatch in Ohio and The Daily Camera in Colorado on October 2. The ad will also run in the Sunday edition of the Miami Herald, but at a later date.

The full-page ads said, “If the Republicans take the Senate, they’ll ban abortion everywhere.” Don’t let them. with the DSCC webpage.

The last CBS News Battleground Tracking found that Roe’s reversal made registered voters more likely to support a Democratic candidate than a Republican by a substantial margin – 43% to 26%, with 31% saying it had no effect on their vote. Abortion is a decisive issue for most women voters. Seven in 10 said a candidate must agree with them on abortion to get their vote – more than on other issues tested.

“For Americans of all political persuasions who value the freedom of women to make their own decisions about their health care, the stakes of protecting and expanding our Democratic majority in the Senate in November have never been higher. high,” said DSCC spokeswoman Nora Keefe.

Keefe also said, “Senate Republicans’ plan to ban abortion nationwide is on the November ballot — and we’re making sure it stays front and center with voters,” likely a reference to Senator Lindsey Graham’s recent proposal for a national abortion ban at 15 weeks. It’s far from clear that Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell would put this to a floor vote, if he were the majority leader. In response to Graham’s ban, McConnell suggested that Republicans might prefer to leave abortion to the states to decide. Similarly, House GOP leaders haven’t committed to putting this proposal to a vote, but House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy’s “Pledge to America,” unveiled last week, promises that Republicans ” protect the lives of unborn children and their mothers”.

In every battleground state, Democratic candidates for the Senate and House have run millions of dollars in TV and digital ads on abortion. In Arizona, Sen. Mark Kelly ran a new ad this week after a judge cleared a near-total ban on abortion that dates back to 1901. His opponent, Republican Blake Masters, who erased extreme anti-abortion language from its website after its primary, runs its own ads trying to portray Kelly as the extremist. A new Fox News poll showed 46% of registered voters in the state were angry with Roe’s ouster, while just 27% were happy with it.

In Pennsylvania, Senate candidate John Fetterman has lobbied Republican candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz to say where he stands on a federal abortion ban since Graham unveiled his proposal. Oz did not say how he would vote on such a ban if elected to the Senate. He said he was pro-life with exceptions for rape, incest and maternal health. In audio obtained by CBS News from a TV town hall earlier this year, Oz called abortion murder.

In North Carolina, Republican Senate candidate and current Rep. Ted Budd is one of the Republicans who signed on as a co-sponsor of the nationwide 15-week abortion ban, a stance criticized by his Democratic opponent. in the Senate race, Cheri Beasley.

The series of newspaper ads is the latest in a series of DSCC efforts to reach voters where they stand on this issue. The committee aired television ads on this issue in several battleground states. He also ran digital ads, including more recent ones warning against Graham’s proposal on Facebook and Instagram.

October 2 marks 100 days since the United States Supreme Court ruled in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, reversing the landmark 1973 abortion ruling. According to the Center for Reproductive Rights, which supports abortion rights, nearly 80 million people in 13 states lost access to abortion during this time and at least 50 clinics had to stop abortion services. .