There have been since World War II, psychologists and sociologists who have defined stages of persecution for religions. The first is stigmatizing the targeted group. This has already happened in the United States under the present administration, who has labelled pro-life people as terrorists and those against same-sex marriage as prejudiced. Secondly, the government marginalizes Catholics in their role in society by taking away freedom of speech and by stating that personal conscience has no rights in law. That is what happened today and with Roe v. Wade. Third, the Catholics are vilified for alleged crimes or misconduct. This was in the language of the law today. Look at the press follow-up, here in this television report on the SPLC stating that all pro-life and anti-gay actions are hate groups. Jewish, Catholic, Black and White pastors are against this vilification. If you think I am into exaggeration look at the Southern Poverty Law Center's statement through this link here.
The fourth step will be a criminalization of the Church's stance on lgtb rights, abortion, contraception, etc. Wait and see in one year where these new laws take us. And, finally, the out and out persecution of the Church in martyrdom.