“When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Diana Greene Foster made a painful prediction: She estimated that one in four women who wanted an abortion wouldn’t be able to get one. Foster, a demographer at UC San Francisco, told me that she’d based her expectation on her knowledge of how abortion rates decline when women lose insurance coverage or have to travel long distances after clinics close … But now, more than a year removed from the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision, Foster has revised her estimate. After seeing early reports of women traveling across state lines and ordering pills online, she now estimates that about 5 percent of women who want an abortion cannot get one.” Dobbs’s Confounding Effect on Abortion Rates. (As many predicted, the biggest impact is on those with the fewest resources.)

+ Abortion will be a key issue in the 2024 election. That was the case last week, but it’s even more the case now that Mike Johnson has been elected Speaker. The religious right controls SCOTUS. And now it controls the top spot in the House. Don’t take my word for it. Ask Mike Johnson: “Someone asked me today in the media, ‘People are curious, what does Mike Johnson think about any issue?’ I said, ‘Well, go pick up a Bible off your shelf and read it. That’s my worldview.'” Christian right cheers new House speaker, conservative evangelical Mike Johnson.