Emboldened by the new conservative majority on the Supreme Court, anti-abortion lawmakers and activists in numerous states are pushing near-total bans on the procedure in a deliberate frontal attack on Roe v. Wade.

Mississippi and Kentucky have passed laws that would ban most abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected — which means as early as six weeks.

Georgia could join them. And Alabama may go further, with a bill introduced last week to criminalize abortion at any stage unless the mother’s health is in jeopardy.

FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2019, file photo, abortion rights activists protest outside of the U.S. Supreme Court, during the March for Life in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
FILE – In this Jan. 18, 2019, file photo, abortion rights activists protest outside of the U.S. Supreme Court, during the March for Life in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Whether the high court will take up any of these cases remains to be seen. And if it does, it is unclear how it might rule.

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FILE - In this March 20, 2018, file photo, clinic escort Kim Gibson speaks with driver as they attempt to enter the Jackson Women's Health Organization's clinic parking lot, the only facility in the state that performs abortions in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
FILE – In this March 20, 2018, file photo, clinic escort Kim Gibson speaks with driver as they attempt to enter the Jackson Women’s Health Organization’s clinic parking lot, the only facility in the state that performs abortions in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
FILE - In this April 2, 2019, file photo, women hold signs to protest HB 481 at the state Capitol in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
FILE – In this April 2, 2019, file photo, women hold signs to protest HB 481 at the state Capitol in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
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