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For veteran anti-abortion activists, the leaked U.S. Supreme Court document reads like a detailed dream come true, spelling out a potential ruling allowing states to ban abortion. Yet even as they celebrate, there are hard-nosed assessments from some about the political battles that lie ahead if the national map becomes a patchwork of conflicting laws. One says that if the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision is overturned, she and her allies will press Republican-governed states to swiftly outlaw abortion. They would also step up lobbying in Democratic strongholds where it is protected. Another challenge: how to prevent women in states with bans from accessing mail-order pills to self-induce abortions.

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