Anti-abortion rights groups and activists have been quietly lobbying senior White House officials against possible Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and instead are arguing in favor of Amy Coney Barrett, two senior White House officials and people close to the selection process tell ABC News…

“The pro-lifers aren’t thrilled [about Kavanaugh],” said one senior White House official who has been contacted by one of the groups. “It will matter to the president if the pro-lifers object.”…

“They don’t believe he has the backbone to stand up for conservative issues,” a source close to the selection process said.