Mississippi Asks Supreme Court to Overturn Roe v. Wade

The case will be argued in the Court’s next term.

The State of Mississippi on Thursday urged the Supreme Court of the United States in a major case to overturn the landmark 1973 decision that ruled there is a constitutional right for a woman to obtain an abortion. This not only legalized abortion nationwide but ended an era in which some states had banned the procedure.

In papers filed with the Court, Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch said that the Roe v. Wade ruling, and a subsequent 1992 decision that affirmed it, were both “egregiously wrong” and that the legislatures should have more leeway to restrict abortion. The filing marked the first time that Mississippi, in seeking to revive a state law that restricts abortion that has been blocked by lower courts, made overturning Roe v. Wade a central part of its argument.

“It is time for the court to set this right and return this political debate to the political branches of government,” Attorney General Fitch stated.

The case will be heard in the court’s next term which begins in October.  Like many major cases, an opinion may not be handed down until June of 2022.

An estimated 62 million abortions have occurred since Roe v. Wade was decided.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For each of the Supreme Court Justices who will read the briefs and hear the oral arguments in the case being brought by Mississippi.
  • For U.S. officials to protect the sacredness of life.
  • For state officials who are trying to prevent the ending of unborn human lives.

Sources: Newsmax, Reuters, USA Today, ABC News


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