It's been less than a month since Roe v. Wade was overturned, and already the consequences are being felt by women and girls around the country whose health and lives are suddenly imperiled. Many of these stories have gotten significant coverage. To name a few:
- The ten-year-old rape victim who was forced to travel to Indiana for an abortion because it would have been illegal in Ohio.
- The patient in Texas who was in the process of miscarrying but was placed in mortal peril because doctors could not operate until the fetus stopped registering a heartbeat.
- The Wisconsin woman who was left to bleed out for ten days during a miscarriage because doctors could not be sure treating her would not violate the state's anti-abortion laws.
- The hospitals in Texas who are turning away pregnant patients facing complications because they fear legal liability for providing basic medical care.
- The pharmacists refusing to dispense certain drugs necessary for medical treatment because they think they could also be used to facilitate abortions.
- The decision of the Idaho Republican Party to support banning abortion even in cases necessary to save the life of the mother -- a legal mandate requiring mothers to die.