While I generally agree with your premise that the US is unlikely to evolve into anything approaching Gilead, I am not as sanguine about the mechanics you seem to rely upon. Tactics like you describe are not without teeth. If Roe v. Wade did come before SCOTUS there is no guarantee they would uphold it. Then, if struck down, and no haven for women needing abortions exists in the U.S., the next remedy is the Congress, not known to date as a reliable ally for such women. If Congress is not forthcoming with that remedy, the effects of that alone could be devastating to many women, perhaps millions, even if our socio-political realities were far removed from anything like Gilead.

I welcome and support your offering of perspective here. But while Gilead in any measure may not be likely, it certainly is not impossible. I consider that idea an important factor when seeking ‘perspective’’.

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