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In Historic Decision, The Supreme Court Just Agreed To Hear A Major Case That Could Affect Roe V. Wade
By Ben Dutka|May 17, 2021
In Historic Decision, The Supreme Court Just Agreed To Hear A Major Case That Could Affect Roe V. Wade

The Pro-Choice vs. Pro-Life argument is heating up. Even though the Roe v. Wade decision has been in place since 1973, the debate remains as hot as ever nearly 50 years later.

And now, the Supreme Court is on the verge of making one of its biggest decisions — if it goes through, it will give Pro-Lifers a significant victory, and likely anger those in the Pro-Choice camp.

The court has agreed to consider rolling back abortion rights.

The highest court in the land will hear a case involving a Mississippi state law, and how long after pregnancy they can legally abort the child.

Court justices had put off moving on this case since Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away. Ginsburg had been a big Pro-Choice advocate, and now the Court might lean a bit farther right.

It’s also important to note that Ginsburg’s replacement, Amy Coney Barrett, is on the opposite end of the spectrum: she routinely stands against abortion.

So this fall, we’ll have to see if the Supreme Court pushes forward, and upholds the Mississippi law.

Via Fox News:

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider a major rollback of abortion rights, saying it will decide whether states can ban abortions before a fetus can survive outside the womb.

The case involves a Mississippi law that would prohibit abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy.

The state’s ban had been blocked by lower courts as inconsistent with Supreme Court precedent that protects a woman’s right to obtain an abortion before the fetus can survive outside her womb.

The law in question has been on the books in Mississippi since 2018, but it was blocked after a federal court challenge. That’s why the state’s only abortion clinic is still open today.

That clinic will perform abortions up to 16 weeks after pregnancy, too, which many Conservatives say is a step too far.

This is a separate case from other laws that would ban most abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected (which can be as early as 6 weeks).

The court will have to consider a primary question: basically, they’ll want to figure out if a fetus can survive outside the womb at 15 weeks. The aforementioned clinic claims this is impossible.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also admitted that there’s “no medical evidence” that says a fetus is “viable” at 15 weeks.

However, it would appear that the Supreme Court leans Pro-Life at this point, so it’s very possible they could uphold the 15-week ban. And that would give Pro-Life individuals reason to applaud.

If it happens, it would punish doctors who performed an abortion after 15 weeks. They’d face mandatory suspension of their license, or they could even lose the license entirely.

Leftist politicians will undoubtedly stand up against the 15-week ban, and Republicans remain concerned about the Democrat push to pack the court.

Either way, they’ve set up a big showdown this fall — and the Roe v. Wade debate will once again take center-stage.

Key Takeaways:

  • The Supreme Court agreed to hear a case involving a Mississippi state abortion law.
  • The law bans abortions after 15 weeks, but it was blocked by a lower court.
  • The Court might lean more pro-Life now, so it’s possible they will uphold the original 15-week ban.

Source: Fox News

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Ben Dutka
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
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