The host of "The Rachel Maddow Show" on MSNBC warned her audience how Republicans may try to use a second Supreme Court decision to ban abortion nationwide.
"We have to get real about who did this and how they did it, because this is part of a political project," she said. "This is a 40-years in the making project. For a big, well staffed, well funded, very radical project of the American political right and the Republican Party. And I say it's very radical, on purpose. I mean that both in terms of its aims, we're seeing that today. But also in terms of its tactics."
"It's impolite to say this, I know, but the anti-abortion wing of the conservative movement and Republican Party has long had an armed wing, a terrorist wing, that has killed a lot of Americans in the past few decades and set off a lot of bombs, for terroristic purposes," she said.
Maddow explained how today's decision may give the far-right an opening for a federal abortion ban.
"That said, if we are being real about this, that question might be moot by the time we have a Republican president, because there is nothing in the reasoning of today's opinion from the six justices that would stop them from accepting something like a fetal personhood case," she said. "Fetal personhood, a concept that the right has been building in this political movement, that they've built around the abortion issue -- a fetal personhood case, into this court, would give the court a path to not just let individual states ban abortion, which is what they did today. If they took a fetal personhood case, that could be their vehicle to impose a nationwide ban on abortion, on the order of the United States Supreme Court."
"And yes, that would be a radical thing for the supreme court to do, but would it be that much more radical than what they have done today? I mean, they've kind of broken the seal here, haven't they? Roe was a 50-year-old precedent that had been reaffirmed by the Supreme Court, by itself, multiple times," she noted. "That did not matter to them at all today."