“I’ve been in this movement for over 40 years and it used to be the norm that whenever a state passed a piece of legislation, our opponents would run immediately and get an injunction,” Spaulding Balch said. “The pain capable laws are the exception.”
“My guess is that they’re as pragmatic as I am, and you have to be able to count to five,” she said, noting the number of Supreme Court justices needed to reach a majority.
Karen O’Connor, an American University political science professor and a supporter of abortion rights, put it bluntly: “I think we are going to see Roe overturned.”
“There are so many cases that are going to be pending in the circuit court, and one of the indicators as to whether or not the Supreme Court takes the case is conflict in the circuit,” O’Connor told ABC News. “We’ll see this happening all this year, so I would say the year after next is going to be a blockbuster year for the court — I’m thinking 2015.”