Abortion rights groups are gearing up for a post-Kavanaugh confirmation Supreme Court that could be willing to strike down Roe v. Wade.
The big picture: "If Roe were overturned, abortion-rights advocates anticipate that 20 or more states would ban most abortions," the AP's David Crary reports.
- “Without a doubt we’re moving into a bleaker time,” Yamani Hernandez, executive director of the National Network of Abortion Funds, told the AP.
- “People who haven’t been paying attention are realizing what is at stake, and wanting to get involved.”
- "[T]he Self-Inducted Abortion Legal Team, is expanding its operations this summer... a top priority is to provide legal advice and support for any women who face possible prosecution for do-it-yourself abortions."
- "[T]here has been a surge of donations to help the [National Network of Abortion Funds] assist low-income women in paying for their abortions. There are 70 funds in 38 states, currently assisting about one-fifth of the 150,000 women who inquire about assistance each year."
- The other side: "This kind of effort is dangerous and highly irresponsible,” said Carol Tobias, president of the National Right to Life Committee. Tobias said their legal efforts are focused on providers of abortions, not the women themselves.
Go deeper: What happens if Roe v. Wade is overturned (interactive version)
P.S. Senate Republicans won't receive the more than 900,000 pages of documents requested on Kavanaugh until the end of October, the Washington Post reports.