Friday, May 21, 2021

Roe v. Wade in Crosshairs as Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Major Abortion Case; Case May Reverse a Key Aspect of Roe v. Wade, and related stories

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Roe v. Wade in Crosshairs as Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Major Abortion Case:
The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a Mississippi case challenging the constitutionality of that state’s 2018 law prohibiting abortions after 15 weeks except in cases of medical emergency or when a severe fetal abnormality is detected.
The high court’s announcement that it will hear arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health came after it considered the case in conference no fewer than 12 separate times.
The ramifications of Dobbs, to be argued nearly 49 years after the Supreme Court legalized abortion on demand in Roe v. Wade, promise to reverberate for some time.
In reporting on the high court’s order Monday, mainstream media outlets clutched their pearls and unsurprisingly characterized the decision to hear the case as portending a massive rollback of reproductive rights.
Pro-life conservatives everywhere can only hope.
Mississippi raised three issues on appeal, including whether abortion providers have third-party standing to file lawsuits on their own behalf and on behalf of their patients challenging laws related to the right to an abortion. --->READ MORE HERE
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Supreme Court Abortion Case May Reverse a Key Aspect of Roe v. Wade:
On Monday, the Supreme Court announced its decision to take up a case challenging a key aspect of the alleged right to abortion under Roe v. Wade (1973).
The Court will take up Thomas Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, specifically focusing on Question 1 in the petition for the writ of certiorari. That question concerns “whether all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortions are unconstitutional.”
Mississipi Attorney General Lynn Fitch, a Republican, asked the Court to consider whether or not the state’s 2018 law banning abortions after 15 weeks gestation is constitutional. Fitch argued that the Court must resolve contradictions in its decisions over when viability begins.
In Roe v. Wade, the Court ruled that the Constitution protected abortion up until the point of an unborn baby’s viability outside the womb. In Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, the Court has the potential to overrule a key aspect of the right to abortion under Roe. Various states, including Mississippi, have banned abortion before the Court’s definition of viability, noting that an unborn baby has a detectible heartbeat and can feel pain early into pregnancy.
The vast majority of Americans (87 percent) have said that the question of when life begins is important to the abortion issue and 81 percent have said biologists should decide where to draw the line. Ninety-five percent of biologists have said that human life begins at conception. --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories:

Supreme Court to hear challenge to Roe v. Wade

Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Abortion Rights Case

Abortion case before conservative court gives pro-lifers hope

Supreme Court Takes Up Major Abortion Case Directly Challenging Roe v. Wade

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