In a Sunday night 60 Minutes interview, soon-to-be-president Donald Trump signaled the end of Roe v. Wade.
In an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes," Trump said he would appoint conservative justices to the Supreme Court, who may overturn Roe. v. Wade, the landmark decision that legalized abortion.
"The judges will be pro-life," Trump said.
"But having to do with abortion - if it were ever overturned - it would go back to the states."
This is not necessarily true. Overturning Roe would be an extremist decision, even by conservative court standards. Any court radical enough to entertain the notion of allowing abortion to be criminalized in some states would not be far afield from a court that would allow it to be criminalized nationwide.
"Yeah, but then some women won't be able to get an abortion," replied "60 Minutes" Lesley Stahl.
Trump responded: "Yeah, well, they'll perhaps have to go - they'll have to go to another state."
"And that's OK?" Stahl asked.
"Well, we'll see what happens. It's got a long way to go, just so you understand. That has a long, long way to go."
The Supreme Court has long declared that having to travel to another state represents an undue burden; Trump does not appear to be moved by this argument, no doubt because he presumes American women will simply climb aboard their private jets for the journey.
So there's that then. The end of Roe v. Wade will be ushered in by ... Donald J. Trump. It didn’t come up much during the campaign, because there was so much new news about Hillary Clinton’s emails.