For context on how widespread the challenge to reproductive rights in the U.S. is today, and a view of what can be done about it, see “Equal Rights May Ring Hollow”: The Precarious State of Abortion Rights by Mindy Roseman and Rachel Rebouché.
“Already, 58 percent of women of reproductive age live in states hostile to abortion rights. After Dobbs, people’s right to an abortion will further turn on their zip codes. Equal rights under the law will ring hollow…The United States could well follow in the footsteps of these countries. The Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA), passed by the House and before the Senate, protects the right of health care providers to perform and patients to receive abortion care throughout pregnancy. It also preempts many of the state bans and restrictions on the books today. By passing the WHPA, the United States would join with other democracies that respect the rule of law and are committed to ensuring its equal application to all its residents, no matter their embodiment or location.” — Mindy Roseman and Rachel Rebouché