The supreme court may not give it's ruling until June of next year.
Tbh, idk if they'll really go as far as to gut Roe v. Wade entirely, because the court hasn't always been willing to slash 50 year old precedents. I bet they'll cut part of it though, most likely reduce the "fetal viability" cutoff, and it's plausible that we'll see abortions go back to the states, which is about as good as it's likely going to get. I highly doubt that the Scotus will go as far as to declare zygotes to be people.
Roe v. Wade is based on the implicit right to privacy in the United States constitution: it rules that a woman's choice of abortion should remain a private matter between her and her doctor. However, since then we've had the PATRIOT Act and forced vaccinations, so idk how those would be conditional if banning abortion isn't.>>327481
This entire situation is their fault in a way. They intentionally used the SCOTUS as a means of legislature to get abortions passed. Democrats failed to pass legislation to guarantee the abortion rights they supposedly cherished, even when they controlled both houses of Congress. This is what you get when you rely on judicial activism instead of legislation to get things done.
The backlash will likely be the media painting the court as "political" to discredit any other decisions it makes in the future. Calls to pack the court will drastically increase. If Democrats were actually smart they'd rally around bills that guaranteed abortions at a legislative level, although Democratic politicians have been too cowardly to take the political risk for that in the past, though they might if Roe v. Wade were overturned.>will go absolutely apeahit
Oh yeah, you'll see hundreds of women cosplaying Handmaid's Tale like they did in the Kavanaugh hearings.>>327482
Eh, I wouldn't go that far.
Even if abortion went back to the states, that would mean that abortion would only be illegal in red states. It's not going to actually affect the lives of Democrats in blue or purple states.
However, Democrats care about this issue quite a bit (for some reason they're obsessed with killing babies more than any other aspects of women's rights), and the political backlash will be pretty strong. They'll say that the court is political, and call for court packing and sweeping legislation, which may give them momentum in the midterms next year; or the opposite, who knows.