(Faith & Freedom) Lawyers for Mississippi asked the Supreme Court last Thursday to overturn Roe v Wade and give state legislators the authority to outlaw all abortions.
In May the Justices agreed to hear the state’s appeal of a lower court’s invalidation of a Mississippi law that would forbid abortions after 15 weeks.
In their brief filed with the Court last week, the state’s lawmakers raised the stakes and argued that the right to abortion set in 1973 should be repealed entirely.
They said that Roe v Wade was “egregiously wrong” as a matter of constitutional law and that it has proved to be hopelessly “unworkable” in practice. They point out that, in fact, more than a dozen conservative states like Mississippi want to outlaw almost all abortions.
State Attorney General Lynn Fitch asked, “Under the Constitution, may a state prohibit elective abortions before viability?”
“Yes,” the A/G answered. “Why? Because nothing in constitutional text, structure, history, or tradition supports a right to abortion.” (Read More)