Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Case on Constitutionality of Mississippi’s Ban on Abortion After 15 Weeks, Could Put Roe v. Wade in Jeopardy

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. This case could challenge the ruling of Roe v. Wade which opened up the flood gates for abortion in the United States.

“BREAKING: The Supreme Court agrees to take up a major abortion case that will give the court an opportunity to reconsider Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. The case involves the constitutionality of Mississippi’s ban on most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.”

Mississippi brought forth the appeal and is asking the court to consider, “Whether all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortions are unconstitutional”.

The state of Mississippi bans procedures that are commonly used in abortion after 15 weeks and bans abortion after 20 weeks except for medical emergencies. The state’s only abortion provider, Jackson’s Women’s Health Organization, filed a suit after the 15-week ban was passed in 2018.

The case has now come all the way to the Supreme Court which is now set to hear arguments in the fall of this year. This is the first case the Supreme Court has taken on that would challenge Roe v. Wade since Amy Coney Barret replaced Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Amy Coney Barret has publicly stated she opposes abortion.

With the court now sitting with a conservative majority of 6 to 3, many may have hope that this will change how abortion is viewed legally.

Biden’s Press Secretary Jen Psaki gave a comment in response to being asked about the court’s decision to take the case. Psaki said Biden is “committed to codifying” Roe v. Wade. Psaki also refers to abortion as Women’s reproductive health care.

“After Supreme Court takes up case about Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban, Psaki says President Biden is “committed to codifying” Roe v. Wade as law regardless of the case’s outcome

This case will be watched by many as it stands to overturn a landmark ruling which was decided in January of 1973.

Stay tuned to Media Right News as we bring updates on this case as we are able.

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