An abortion clinic in Florida — A Woman’s Choice of Jacksonville — is already dealing with protestors who literally moved into their street. Laura C. Morel asks what will happen to this, and other clinics, poised to absorb a new influx of patients with the majority of the South getting ready to ban abortions. Who will safeguard these places and their patients?

Now, as the end of Roe appears imminent, abortion rights groups are predicting that acts of intimidation, harassment and violence will skyrocket. And they say providers and patients have precious few protections.