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On the 48th Anniversary of Roe, the Supreme Court Will Decide Whether to Hear a Case to Overturn It

Patrick Delaney : Jan 21, 2021  LifeSiteNews.com

The case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, challenges the state law prohibiting the direct killing of preborn children after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

(Washington, DC) — [LifeSiteNews.com]  On January 22, the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the US Supreme Court is scheduled to decide whether it will take up a major abortion case out of Mississippi. (Image: Pixabay)

A ruling in favor of Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban, should the court decide to hear the case, would essentially mean overturning Roe, which imposed abortion on demand across the country in 1973.

The case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, challenges the state law prohibiting the direct killing of preborn children after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The state's Gestational Age Act makes no exceptions for incidents of rape or incest after this period, but only for medical emergencies or cases in which there is "severe fetal abnormality."

In 2018, less than 24 hours after it was signed into law, a federal judge struck down the law, and his ruling was upheld by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in 2019.

Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch requested the Supreme Court consider the case last June, and then in October filed a supplemental brief offering additional arguments based on references to a recent decision of the court regarding hospital admitting privileges in Louisiana... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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