Abortion rights activists are already preparing for a future without Roe.
“Looking at the Supreme Court it’s not a matter of if Roe v. Wade is undermined or challenged or repealed, but a matter of when,” New Mexico State Rep. Micaela Lara Cadena told The Week.
Last week in Cadena’s state, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the Respect New Mexico Women and Families Act, repealing a state-level ban on abortion that predated Roe. Activists said overturning the currently unenforceable law, which would have been reactivated if Roe is overturned, is essential to preserving abortion rights.
Now, the organizing around the bill could be a model to other states.