Overturning Roe will exacerbate a public health tragedy for poor women and women of color. This group was consistently let down by hip white kids living in swing states too cool to vote for Gore or Hillary, by an aloof lame duck president unwilling to go to bat for Merrick Garland, and by the seven men who decided Roe in the first place on flimsier legal foundation than the firmer one feminist lawyers like Ruth Bader Ginsburg wanted to place it upon.
My hope is that when Roe is overturned it will revive the nascent grassroots movement to legalize abortion state by state that was prematurely cut off by the Pyrrhic victory of the 1973 decision. The anti-choice movement once had majority rule and democratic legitimacy on its side, but that is no longer the case today. People should be ready to vote up and down the ballot to protect these rights which were hard fought and are likely to be lost in many states within the next few years.