Donald Trump's presidency was impressive in many ways. However, his longest acts could be in court. In addition to serving three Conservative judges to the Supreme Court, he has appointed Republican judges across the United States.
And red states have been pushing lately to overthrow Roe vs. Wade. Mississippi governor Tate Reeves appeared on CNN this weekend to cover the effort.
Reeves told Jake Tapper: "For people who stand up for life like me, I believe the Supreme Court made a mistake in the 1970s [by upholding the right to abortion]. But that's not the question at stake in court, hopefully when the arguments are heard sometime in the fall. "
The red governor of the state continued:
“The fact of the matter is, we in America know so much more about the formation of young [fetuses] in the womb than we did when Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973. And what we know now, Jake, is that we know the heart is partially formed after 15 weeks. We know that the [fetus] in the womb practices breathing. We know that most of the internal organs have formed and we believe that the child is viable outside of the womb. "
Of course we don't know. The youngest premature baby to survive was born at 21 weeks of age. However, Tapper did not deny Reeves' claims while on the air.
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