The Supreme Courtroom seizes Mississippi's abortion regulation and units the stage for the overthrow of Roe v. calf
But the political step is powerful and goes far beyond Mississippi: In the context of this case, the court will examine whether "All premature abortion bans are unconstitutional. " This increases the possibility of destroying decades of judicial precedent, and for no medical reason.
"In one unbroken line Roe v. calfThe Supreme Court abortion cases established (and confirmed and reconfirmed) a woman's right to choose an abortion before viability, ”said Judge Patrick Higginbotham wrote for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th circuit. "States can regulate abortion procedures before viability as long as they do not unduly encumber women's rights but do not prohibit abortions."
This is one of the main reasons why then Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell kept one seat open on the Supreme Court for the last 10 months of Barack Obama's presidency and filled another in an unprecedented onslaught in the weeks leading up to the 2020 elections . Now the Trump-McConnell Conservative Court of six or three could fill years of effort to effectively end women’s control over their own bodies and the right to decide their futures.
#SCOTUS Review of Miss 15 Week Abortion Ban. Is scary. If Roe is knocked down / confined it will be devastating. For decades, abortion has been out of reach for many and hits the most marginalized hardest. Abortion is still legal; We have to fight to keep it that way.
– Brigitte Amiri (@brigitte_amiri), May 17, 2021
Breaking: #SCOTUS to address the direct challenge to Roe v. Wade to hear. Never forget that McConnell and others mocked us and set us on fire by the battle of Kavanaugh for claiming legal abortion was in danger. They knew. You lied. We knew. We fought. And we are still a long way from fighting.
– Ilyse Hogue (@ilyseh) May 17, 2021
But uh …
This is amazing @PressSec! You could make a full statement about the Supreme Court picking up the 15-week abortion ban case without saying the word "abortion".
I am really impressed! What an achievement! https://t.co/BGQ9IkyGRX
– Renee Bracey Sherman (@RBraceySherman) May 17, 2021