A federal judge in Alabama today temporarily blocked a state law set to take effect Nov. 15 that would have made it a felony for doctors to provide almost all abortions.
The case will continue. Existing precedent seems likely to kill the law for good eventually, but with the continuing appointment of judges by Trump, the anti-abortionists will continue to pass such laws until the hoped-for reversal of Roe v. Wade.
Come the day, even a morning-after pill for rape victims will be off-limits. Then birth control, in general, will be next. Birth control and abortion won’t come to an end. They’ll just become illegal in places like Alabama and Arkansas, or available only to those who can afford to travel to places where they are available.
For now, the ACLU notes, all abortion bans passed this year are no longer in effect. Abortion remains legal, if hard to come by, in all 50 states.