Cap, you beat me to it. I had thought about that last night and hadn't had a chance to post it yet. The way SCOTUS normally acts, if RvW was overturned things would go back to the way they were, where it was the decision of the state. In the past few years we have seen state laws that have gone to SCOTUS overturned. The court did not say that states could not regulate or prohibit abortion. They gave guidelines as to what would be acceptable. As an example, abortion to save the life of the mother was necessary. However, the anti-abortion writers of the law refused to include that provision, so it was overturned. If RvW is overturned we will see a patchwork of states that allow abortion, and those that don't. As before, the rich will be able to get abortions, and the poor will have unwanted babies or kill themselves trying to get rid of them. And 30,000 children that were born will continue to die every day of preventable causes (10,950,000 a year, 109,500,000 a decade, 325,500,000 in the past 30 years), but few people will put the time and effort into changing that as has been put into overturning RvW.