I don’t really like to comment publicly on abortion because I’m one of those evil, horrible people who thinks it should come down to the question of personhood and that abortion should ultimately be unregulated and de-stigmatized.
But something to think about: Suppose this is a coordinated troll on the part of the GOP designed to force the Supreme Court to rule on the question of at what point a fetus “should” be protected?
What these state legislatures are doing has the potential to greatly damage the GOP on the national level. And the GOP knows this. Bad Orange Man knows this.
So, yeah, I think they are trying to establish national abortion criteria that can’t be overturned by the whims of partisan legislatures.
I think it’ll come down to a ban on aborting “viable” fetuses, but how viability is ultimately defined (In terms of gestation? What if it’s an anencephalic or otherwise unable to survive outside the womb? What about quality of life considerations?) will likely become a separate battle altogether.