As everyone knows, Texas passed a law banning abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, well before women know they are pregnant. There are no exceptions, not even for cases of rape and incest. Governor Gregg Abbott says the exemptions are unneeded because he will “eliminate” rape in Texas. Since he has already passed legislation to remove gun control, women can defend themselves, presumably, by shooting rapists dead. The Governor didn’t explain what to do if a woman is the victim of incest.

Many people think that the current Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade, abolishing women’s right to an abortion.

But this entire discussion may soon be moot, if it’s not already. Currently women can order pills online that are inexpensive and easy to obtain. States like Texas will try to ban these pills but they can’t control the mail.

In the United States, where the abortifacients misoprostol and mifepristone have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, abortions by pill made up more than a third of all abortions in 2017.

“It’s really a revolution that’s happened in the last 20 years for women,” said Rebecca Gomperts, a doctor in Austria who founded the online medical abortion service Women on Web in 2005.

Providers and analysts say interest in these pills has spiked in the United States since Texas passed a law banning most abortions in the nation’s second-most-populous state.

No matter what the Supreme Court does, no matter what red-state legislatures do, access to abortion will be easy.