Abortion bans are getting more extreme. Contraception, marriage equality could be next.

As it stands today, 1 in 3 women have lost abortion access as a result of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization case, in which the U.S. Supreme Court eliminated a woman's constitutional right to abortion first granted under Roe v. Wade and then upheld in Planned Parenthood vs. Casey.

For many, that loss of abortion care access, even in cases of rape and incest, has resulted in earth-shattering consequences, including some that have even been life-threatening.

But far-right Republicans aren't done taking away your most intimate rights. And with 61% of Americans who agree that abortion should be legal in all or most cases, including 38% of Republicans (14% of Republicans say it should be legal in all cases) – that shouldn't just be a worry for Democrats come the Nov. 8 elections.

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No exceptions for rape and incest

Republican politicians are making their intentions clear – despite how the majority of Americans feel (86%) about the need for exceptions for abortion in cases of rape and incest – and are open about putting their extremist views above those of voters they're supposed to represent:

►Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn, when asked about whether a 12-year-old victim of incest should be forced to carry her attacker's child to term, said, "I believe life begins at conception."

►Michigan gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon has said that she doesn't support abortion ban exceptions for rape and incest, and when asked about it on a local podcast she stood firm, saying that the "health of the mother and life of the mother are different."

►When asked about exceptions for rape and incest, in Ohio, Senate candidate J.D. Vance told a local news outlet, "Two wrongs don’t make a right."

We have already seen this fundamentalist mission play out under the worst possible circumstances in Ohio and Florida, and those are just two cases that received public attention. A 10-year-old girl from Ohio raped by a man close to the family had to flee the state to access abortion care in Indiana because Ohio's cruel new abortion law gave pregnant people the opportunity to get an abortion only until a fetal cardiac activity is detected, which is usually about six weeks.

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That's also before most women (or in this case a child) know they're pregnant. The Ohio law has no exception for cases of rape or incest. A judge recently blocked the law while a state constitutional challenge proceeds in court.

A similar tragedy happened recently in Florida, where a middle school-age girl who was the victim of incest became pregnant, and was forced to travel out of state because its 15-week abortion law provides zero exceptions for rape, incest or human trafficking.

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We're going to be seeing many more tragic stories like these in the coming months and years, not only because of these abortion bans, but also because extremist lawmakers are pushing for even more limitations on birth control.

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Birth control and same-sex marriage are next

Some lawmakers have made their intentions known that they intend to push for even more restrictions on other fundamental substantive due process rights, including contraception. There's good reason to believe that they won't stop there, either:

►Missouri state Sen. Paul Weiland was part of a GOP effort to stop Medicaid funding from going to Planned Parenthood for IUDs (intrauterine devices) as well as Plan B (emergency contraceptive also known as RU-486). He said, “The bottom line is there is only one time something definitively happens and that’s the moment of conception. Once that happens, anything that happens should not be state funded.”

►Pubic universities in Idaho directed staff not to refer students to access emergency contraceptives because of potential criminal prosecution under that state's abortion ban.

►A House committee in Louisiana recently passed a bill saying, "Fully recognize the human personhood of an unborn child at all stages of development prior to birth from the moment of fertilization." Reproductive rights advocates say the definition is vague and opens the door to bans on Plan B, IUDs and other types of birth control.

►South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, when asked in last week's election debate whether he'd outlaw gay marriage if the Supreme Court reversed Obergefell v. Hodges, said, "Gay marriage is ... in our (state) constitution, is not allowed and under our state law it is not allowed. I would follow state law, whatever the state law is. ... I may be old fashioned but I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman."

What worries me the most is that all this was already predicted. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' concurring opinion in Dobbs talked about all this backtracking on rights when he wrote, "In future cases, we should reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell." (These are the landmark cases that allowed for the use of contraceptives, same-sex intimacy and same-sex marriage.) In other words, Thomas is saying that, based on the same principle that they used to reverse Roe, these cases should be, too.

Thomas had a long history of opposing abortion rights even before Roe was overruled, and the justice ended up getting what he wanted. We should pay attention to what he said in Dobbs and vote extremist politicians out of office.

If not, people will soon be stockpiling birth control because Supreme Court justices and their allies in politics have made it illegal for women to control their own reproductive cycles, and the LGBTQ community is again forced to hide their relationships from the law.

Carli Pierson, a New York licensed attorney, is an opinion writer and a member of the USA TODAY Editorial Board. Follow her on Twitter: @CarliPiersonEsq

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