Some politicians will be exposed for their dishonesty, because they cannot hide behind the black robes any longer.
Thirteen southern & mountain states are effectively leading the nation in securing protections for babies in the womb. Legislation has been laid in place several years ago, for this inevitability. Some of those states have relentlessly challenged the US Supreme Court several times.
But when President Trump, in October of 2020, secured Justice Amy Barrett's seat on the high court, the stage was set. The Mississippi case known commonly as 'Dobbs' became the trigger for a solid caucus of 5 'right to life' justices.
When the Friday morning announcement was published, 13 states were officially protecting the unborn by state legal codes.
About 15 states, mostly on the two coasts; are determined to continue allowing women to schedule the executions of their unwanted babies.
This puts about 22 states in a political & legal battle to set public policy.
Eight states are in the process of affirming old laws or 'triggering' legislation. It may take a legislative action, state judicial finding, or executive branch certification in order to establish a new post-Roe policy.
But in 12 states, a political battle is likely. Minnesota, for instance; is a very divided state, but the Minnesota Citizens Concern for Life (MCCL) is a powerful grassroots force. The legislative branch is split and the Democrats control the governor's mansion.
Clearly, there will be renewed energy directed within the states, to built popular & representative support on both sides of this issue. Efforts to frame the issue will mount over the next year, through the remaining primary elections, general election, and legislative reorganization in early 2023.