Abby Philips, a very good reporter from CNN, accused me of downplaying the Dobbs decision with this tweet: But it is actually the reality, not downplaying the effects of Dobbs. Ending Roe will not ban abortion. It just allows state legislatures to decide the issue instead of federal fiat by a few of our black-robed masters in the Supreme Court. There are some states with laws that will go into effect officially banning abortion, but they have already effectively done so through regulation, zoning, discouragement of facilities, etc. A lot of states have few if any abortion clinics.