If Justice Anthony Kennedy retires today from the Supreme Court, then abortion will be effectively illegal within 18 months. Or maybe not illegal totally, but Roe V. Wade will quickly be overturned once Trump appoints his replacement. The issue will be thrown to the states — where I think it should be in the first place — and there will be mass political chaos for a little while as the issue becomes a political, not legal one.
All I really worry about, though, is the fate of birth control in general. I am of the opinion that abortion is a fire break against those who would outlaw birth control for even married people. That will become a very real possibility simple because the Right will have to find something new to use to fund raise.
But we’ll see.
This doesn’t even take into consideration the insane people that Trump is appointing to the Federal bench just in general. We’re entering dark times. Very dark indeed. There is a lot of damage that Trump can do in two years. We have about two years before any possible “Blue Wave” makes it more difficult for the Right to cram through insane people on the judiciary.