What to know about the Supreme Court case challenging Roe v. Wade
Here is everything you need to know about the Mississippi case that is challenging abortion rights precedent set by Roe v. Wade.
Participants hold signs during the Women's March "Hold The Line For Abortion Justice" at the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday in Washington, D.C.Leigh Vogel / Getty ImagesDec. 2, 2021, 9:33 PM UTCByScott StumpA case heard by the Supreme Court on Wednesday has the potential to gut or overturn the ruling from the Roe v. Wade case that has determined abortion rights across the country for nearly 50 years.
The justices listened to oral arguments for 90 minutes related to a Mississippi law that would undercut the Roe v. Wade ruling if it's upheld or potentially lead to it being overruled, a seismic change to the court's landmark ruling in 1973."It’s hard to think of something in the modern history of the United States that will be more epic than a ruling that either overrules or severely limits Roe v. Wade," Tom Goldstein, co-founder and publisher of SCOTUSblog, said on TODAY Thursday."It’s so central to our understanding of what the Supreme Court is and does."
Dec. 2, 202101:50Here’s what you need to know about the case that could dramatically change the American landscape when it comes to abortion.What is the case that is being heard?The Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organizationcase involves a Mississippi state law that was passed in 2018 but blocked by lower courts. The law would ban abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, undercutting decades of rulings saying a state can’t ban abortion before a fetus is viable, at around 23 to 24 weeks into a pregnancy. headtopics.com
It would only allow abortions after 15 weeks in the case of medical emergency or severe fetal abnormality.The Roe v. Waderuling and the Planned Parenthood v. Casey ruling in 1992 held that a state cannot ban abortion before fetal viability.After the Supreme Court agreed to hear the Mississippi case, the state added that it believes the rulings in Roe and Casey should be overturned.
“Nothing in constitutional text, structure, history, or tradition supports a right to abortion,” the state told the court.What did the justices say about it after hearing the oral arguments?A majority of the court's conservative-leaning justices appeared to indicate
banning abortion after 15 weeks, but it's unclear if they would support outright overturning Roe v. Wadeas a group."If it really is an issue about choice, why is 15 weeks not enough time?" Chief Justice John Roberts said.“Can’t a decision be overruled because it was wrong when it was decided?” Justice Samuel Alito asked.
“If I were to ask you what constitutional right protects the right to abortion, is it privacy?” Justice Clarence Thomas asked. “Is it autonomy? What would it be?”“Why should this court be the arbiter rather than Congress, the state legislatures, state supreme courts, the people being able to resolve this?” Justice Brett Kavanaugh asked. headtopics.com
Justice Amy Coney Barrett said that previous rulings allowing access to abortion"emphasize the burdens of parenting" but that those burdens are now irrelevant because of"safe haven" laws that allow women to put babies up for adoption and relinquish parental rights at birth.
"You emphasized that if 15 weeks were approved, then we’d have cases about 12 and 10 and 8 and 6, and so my question is, is there a line in there that the government believes would be principled or not?” Justice Neil Gorsuch asked.The court's three liberal-leaning judges feared the court would be seen as a purely political body and not an impartial one if it upholds the Mississippi law.
"Will this institution survive the stench that this creates in the public perception that the Constitution and its reading are just political acts?" Justice Sonia Sotomayor asked.“It is particularly important to show that what we do in overturning a case is grounded in principle and not social pressure,” Justice Stephen Breyer said.
“This is part of our law. … This is part of the fabric of women’s existence in this country," Justice Elena Kagan said.What happens if the Mississippi law is upheld by the Supreme Court?The Mississippi state government has already indicated that it would ban abortion outright in the state if the 2018 law is upheld by the nation's highest court. headtopics.com
Abortion-rights advocates say that doing away with the rule that states cannot ban abortion before viability could embolden about half the states in the country to pursue local laws making abortion illegal.At least a dozen states already have bans on the books that would go into law the moment the court’s abortion precedents were overturned.
Nov. 21, 202103:05Texas already passed a law that all but bans abortions by limiting them to ones where the, a time when many women don't know if they are pregnant. It only makes exceptions for"medical emergencies."The Department of Justice is currently suing Texas over the law.
When will the Supreme Court make its ruling?Decisions in complex, high-profile cases like this one usually aren't rendered until the end of the term, which most likely means late June or early July 2022.Scott StumpRead more: TODAY »
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This story is so incredibly oversimplified.... It has always been a mans world if they kept there zips up no need for safe abortion Are more parents protesting FOR or AGAINST ? What is there to know? Women have a right to abort children and a bunch of white men want to take that right away. There’s nothing more to know about it. It sickens me
Melissa Mills, daughter of 'Jane Roe' speaks out on Supreme Court CaseThe U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to effectively overturn Roe v. Wade. Katy Tur sat down with Melissa Mills, daughter of 'Jane Roe' to talk about the arguments: 'It's disturbing for my kids, it's disturbing for me as a parent, as a mother, as a health care worker, all those things. It's just real disturbing we're going to step back.' Wow...how she can be pro-abortion is just astounding. LETS GET THIS STRAIGHT. REPUBLICANS AND COURT ARE PRO BIRTH. NOT LIFE. THEY SUPPORT NO HUN LAWS AND SECOND AMENDMENT. THERE ANTI VACCINE MANDATES. THEY REALLY HAVE NO REGARD FOR LIVES. ANTI ABORTION PRO GUN MASSACRE CHILDREN IN SCHOOLS. THATS FINE. Why can't you figure it out in 15 weeks? Now we don't want to follow science cause it don't fit your narative.
Crowds gather outside Supreme Court as future of Roe v. Wade on the lineProtesters on both sides of the abortion rights argument demonstrated outside of the Supreme Court as the justices heard oral arguments in a Mississippi abortion case that would ban most abortions in the state after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Read more:
Poll: As Supreme Court hears Mississippi case, just 24 percent of Americans want Roe v. Wade overturnedAs the Supreme Court’s 6-3 conservative majority seems poised to uphold a Mississippi law that bans abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, more than twice as many Americans (55 percent) say they want the court to reaffirm its landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision as say they want it overturned (24 percent), according to a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll. Its amusing how hardcore Republicans think their views are widely held amongst everyone else. The fact is there are 12M more registered Ds than Rs and the main way R politicians have gotten around losing is gerrymandering the hell out of their states.
I'm Still Optimistic About Abortion Rights — Even As the Supreme Court Argues Roe v. Wade'The stakes are high, but so are the energy and dedication of a rising, diverse generation of people leading our movement and running for office.' - mintimm, the President of NARAL, on why she remains hopeful about the future of abortion rights. OpEd NARAL mintimm No Sperm = No Abortion I am ready to march!
Sotomayor suggests Supreme Court won't 'survive the stench' of overturning Roe v. Wade“Will this institution survive the stench that this creates in the public perception that the Constitution and its reading are just political acts? I don’t see how it is possible,' Justice Sotomayor said. Is it even worth salvaging without massive change? I mean it doesn’t represent America at all The republican party won't either. But go ahead GOP shake that hornets nest. Partisan Scotus shows destruction on the highest court in America. No need to send cases when decisions are pre decided. Needs to be law that sitting president can only appoint 1-2 judges for their term(s). LeaderMcConnell ruined Supreme Court by denying Obama appointment
Abortion rights advocates in Mississippi strategize for a post-Roe worldThe Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization will affect abortions for patients in Mississippi and nationwide. To all those Bitcoiner’s working from home Bitcoin trading options Here's a little tip: Get a trusted Bitcoin expert and stick with her lisamiaBTC Invest and play at similar times each day. Because : In times of chaos, your investment is your anchor to success. Secession is their best bet Why has Congress not codified Roe v. Wade yet? NoOneUnscripted