I’m taking it as a given that Roe v Wade is toast, and it’s just a matter of time. If you consider that point highly debatable, this may not be your thread.
If you are willing to take the above premise as given (even for the sake of argument), it’s clear one possible step for the right wing is to try to get a Federal ban on abortion voted into law. Of course the left wing will fight enactment of such a law with uncharacteristic vigor.
Given how partisan Washington politics have become, it seems to me not out of the realm of possibility that the Republicans will mobilize for such a law, given how beholden they are to the religious right as needed tiebreakers. Winning would, however, deprive them of a very useful wedge issue that has been a trump card in so many political battles in the past that finally cashing in the chips would leave them searching for another issue so divisive, yet so unlikely to change as to be goose that lays the golden egg again and again. Of course, what the right cannot have in this instance, neither can the left. It’s a difficult political calculus problem, and I’m really quite stumped on this one.
Any guess? It’s predicting the future, I know (always difficult, so sayeth Bohr), but I’m curious about your thoughts.