Mississippi calls on the Supreme Court to overturn Roe V. Wade

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The Mississippi Attorney General asked the Supreme Court to overthrow the landmark in 1973 Roe versus Wade Judgment of a challenge to a Mississippi law banning most abortions after 15 weeks of gestation and grounds a potentially historic court decision on the future of abortion law in the United States.

Important facts

The state argued in a meager Filed that Thursday Roe versus Wade was “tremendously wrong”; the addition of a right to abortion had “no basis in text, structure, history or tradition”.

The Mississippi Abortion Prohibition Challenge, which will be heard in court, is called Women’s health organization Dobbs v. Jackson.

Lower courts blocked this law from entry into force, citing Roe versus Wadestating that abortion is legal before a fetus is viable.

Mississippi claims that Roe versus Wade and a later case where the right to abortion was upheld –Planned parenting against Casey, which stated that states could ban most abortions after 24 weeks – should be repealed, in large part because “contraceptives are more available and effective, and scientific advances show that an unborn child has assumed human form and is months before viability” .

What to look out for

Oral arguments are expected in the case either in late autumn or early winter, with a decision by early next summer.

Key background

The case is going to be heard by the most conservative Supreme Court of the modern age, which gives the supporters of the anti-abortion hopes that it could lead to a significant change in the legal situation. A challenging case Roe versus Wade The current court has been eagerly awaited as some Conservative states appear to be enacting abortion laws, particularly in hopes of a legal challenge that could bring the case to the Supreme Court. When the court decides directly on Roe versus Wade, the decision will likely fall on the three judges appointed by former President Donald Trump – Brett Kavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch and Amy Coney Barrett – as Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas have persistently voted against abortion law while Chief Justice John Roberts regularly one-sided with the three liberal judges of the court against the lifting of the abortion precedent.


Overturn Roe versus Wade would allow conservative states to put abortion bans on the books that would take effect if the precedent were lifted. Texas Governor Greg Abbott, for example, signed a law Tuesday that would ban abortion “now.” Roe versus Wade is overturned, “said the governor.

further reading

The Supreme Court is considering Mississippi’s abortion ban in a move that could challenge Roe V. Wade (Forbes)

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