For those that have the resources. How does a $7.25/hr worker in deep southern Texas get to Albuquerque to access the needed care?
They don't. Abortions go way down in the states with trigger laws, child mortality and poverty go way up, and life for a lot of people on the lower end of the economic spectrum starts getting even tougher.
This has never been a problem for the people who make decent middle class wages - they'll just fly to LA for a weekend and access their desired provider. This is a direct impact on the working poor of this country.
Not the right move.
While I agree that abortion should be legal, there will be easily accessible options for medication that will cause an abortion and groups or women that will tend to the needs of those women that need it. They will obtain the needed medication in states where it is legal and relay it, send it on as normal mail or other delivery options, to those women that seek them out on the internet.
These women will be considered criminals and if found, will be prosecuted in those states that see no value in a woman but options will be available. The internet is a great tool for anonymity for such situations. Mail order illegal in
Indeed, we're no longer the 1950s;
people now have easy accces to all sort of medical information and self-medication which make them much more self-reliant and there's always the option to travel by plane.
Expect sent-in abortion pill services to florish as well as organised abortion trips in those states that will try to halt abortions within their boundries.
I bed both will have no problem being crowd funded and thus be essentially for free for those who need it.
What is so far overlooked in the discussion however is that depending the exact reasoning developed by the SCOTUS, it may encourage further lawsuits with the aim to have them explicitly rule on a nationwide ban on abortion too! In that case, the work-arounds are going to be a lot more difficult, and I wouldn't be surprised to see this is the ultimate goal of those who seem to take offence at how others deal with their body and their live, with the SCOTUS encouraging such lawsuits by aleady giving away how they'd rule on such a theoretical question in their reasoning for this ruling.
The leaked document certainly does raise many questions as to what other 'modern' things this fundamentalist Christian SCOTUS might feel happy to abolish based on what they feel are natural, ancient, and/or moral laws, if they aren't explicitly enshrined into US law quickly. LGTBQ rights? same-sex marriage? Heck, even anticonception!
If the goal is to go backwards again, why stop at the first stage?
Sexuality as it was experienced in the 1950s seems to be the norm for them, so let's go for the full package.
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