Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supreme Court to Decide Fate of Roe v. Wade in Upcoming Term; Overturning Roe v. Wade Would Repair a Supreme Injustice

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Supreme Court to decide fate of Roe v. Wade in upcoming term:
The Supreme Court could overrule its nearly 50-year precedent on abortion during the upcoming term in a case out of Mississippi where the state has asked the justices to uphold its ban on abortions after 15 weeks.
It’s potentially the year’s most highly watched case — especially after the justices declined to block a Texas law earlier this month that bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, usually around six weeks of pregnancy.
“The Texas case shows us this is not an issue that is going away,” said Carrie Severino, chief counsel of the Judicial Crisis Network.
“Trying to kick the can down the road … would be continuing to throw this issue back in the court,” she added, saying the justices need to clarify its precedent on abortion. “For the good of the clarity of the constitutional issue, it makes sense to address the issue squarely.”
In the Mississippi case, state officials argue that the state’s ban on abortions after 15 weeks is lawful under the Constitution and that the court’s ruling in the 1973 case of Roe v. Wade should be overturned because it’s outdated.
The court held in Roe v. Wade that women have a right to an abortion up until viability, a ruling was later reaffirmed in Planned Parenthood v. Casey in 1992. --->READ MORE HERE
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Overturning Roe v. Wade Would Repair a Supreme Injustice:
Last night, the Supreme Court denied the request by Texas abortion clinics for emergency relief against the Texas Heartbeat Act. Even though the Left’s hysteria machine was immediately cranked to eleven, we have no idea what this means for the future of Roe v Wade. Hillary Clinton, and a number of others, falsely claimed that the Court had “gutted” Roe v. Wade “in middle of the night” when, in fact, the Court stressed that it did “not purport to resolve definitively any jurisdictional or substantive claims” or the “constitutionality” of Texas’s law.
The histrionics are expected. For nearly 50 years, abortion advocates have been able to circumvent any consequential political debate over one of the most contentious and divisive issues in America life. Because of the breathtaking act of judicial supremacy, abortion advocates — many of the same people who refuse to accept the veracity of Citizens United or Heller, cases that reenforced rights explicitly laid out in the Constitution — simply claimed that the issue had been decided in perpetuity. Seven justices in 1973 had concocted an inalienable right from the ether. --->READ MORE HERE
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