Supreme Court to Hear Major Abortion Case

Will test new justices’ approach to precedent

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Wednesday on its first major abortion case since two justices nominated by President Trump have taken seats on the high bench.

“There’s a lot on the line in this case, and more than most people realize,” said Mary Ziegler, a law professor at Florida State University and author.

Most prominently, the case involves the Supreme Court’s approach to precedent, since it largely is a replay of an issue the court decided in 2016, when by a 5-3 vote it struck down a Texas law requiring that abortion providers obtain admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.

The court would not be expected to render an opinion until sometime in June of this year.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For all members of the Supreme Court, especially Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, as they hear the case on the Louisiana law. 
  • For the lawyers who will be arguing the case before the Supreme Court.
  • For God’s will to be accomplished in the eventual ruling. 

Sources: Wall Street Journal, The Hill


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