(UnitedVoice.com) – In 2020, the Senate confirmed Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, cementing the court’s conservative tilt. Pro-life advocates were ecstatic. They felt as though this might give them the opportunity they needed to get abortion back in front of the high court — and that’s exactly what’s happening.
On Monday, May 17, the SCOTUS agreed to hear a case about abortion rights. The justices will decide whether Mississippi has a right to implement its ban on abortions after 15 weeks gestation. The law was blocked by a lower court on the grounds that the high court has already set a precedent preventing states from banning abortions if a fetus could not survive outside of the womb, which typically happens around 24 weeks.
The Supreme Court will take up Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban.
The case will give the 6-3 conservative majority an opportunity to revisit Roe v. Wade.
Absolutely huge news.
— Kate Smith (@byKateSmith) May 17, 2021
It will be the biggest abortion case before the Supreme Court in years. If the court decides to set a new precedent and allow the Mississippi law to stand, it won’t overturn Roe v. Wade, but it will certainly chip away at it. That may be all the GOP needs to enact laws to protect life.
A decision is expected sometime in 2022.
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