On a very different note, here is what South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem tweeted following the news. South Dakota lawmakers have notoriously worked to make it one of the most difficult states to access abortion care in, even with Roe in place. “If this report is true and Roe v. Wade is overturned, I will immediately call for special session to save lives and guarantee that every unborn child has a right to life in South Dakota,” wrote Noem.

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Seth MacFarlane, actor and creator of Family Guy and other television shows, suggests we can resolve this by voting. “As the staggeringly partisan, right-wing-dominated SCOTUS nudges America closer to Handmaids Tale status, the importance of voting in EVERY election becomes more obvious. One would hope today’s news erases any further delusions that “both parties are pretty much the same,” he wrote in a tweet.

Though, it’s important to note that currently Democrats, who have generally run on platforms of protecting Roe v. Wade, already control the presidency and have the majority in both the House and Senate.

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So, here is what Congressional Representative Cori Bush said online about how Democrats might be able to wield that power. “Abolish the filibuster. Codify Roe. Expand the Supreme Court. Protect abortion rights by any means necessary. We need all of the above. This is an emergency,” the congresswoman tweeted.

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Abolishing the filibuster will likely be an uphill battle. But according to U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, the Senate will at least vote on whether or not to enshrine the right to abortion access into law. “The Senate will hold a vote on legislation to codify the right to an abortion in law. This is not an abstract exercise. This is urgent. We will vote on protected a women’s right to choose, and every American is going to see which side every senator stands on,” Schumer wrote.

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Just a couple of months ago, Senate Republicans (and Democrat Joe Manchin) blocked the passage of the closely related but more far-reaching “Women’s Health Protection Act.” However, a vote to codify the contents of Roe alone could be more likely to garner key supporting votes from Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski.

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Update 5/3/2022, 11:50 a.m. ET: This post has been updated with an additional tweet from Chuck Schumer and related content.