For abortion opponents, these are heady times. President Trump and many state legislatures have restricted access to the procedure in the past year. The nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a federal Circuit Court of Appeals judge, to serve on the Supreme Court means Trump will have the chance to cement conservative control of the high court. Court watchers say this could result in the overturning of Roe v. Wade , the landmark decision legalizing abortion. Faced with that prospect, and with congressional elections looming, abortion-rights activists are fighting back by raising money and strengthening grassroots efforts to help Democrats regain control of Congress and with it, the chance to protect abortion rights. A record number of women — many of them abortion-rights advocates — are running for political office in 2018. Conservative groups also are mobilizing and raising money for the November campaign.