Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health
Could Dobbs v. Jackson erase Roe?
On December 1st, 2021, the Supreme Court will hear a case in which the state of Mississippi directly challenges Roe v. Wade's removal of all protection for preborn lives in our nation since 1973. The abortion facility involved, Jackson Women's Health, has sued the state of Mississippi over a state ban on abortions performed after 15-weeks gestation. This ban has pushed boundaries by protecting the preborn before "viability" or the ability to survive outside the womb.
In Dobbs v. Jackson, the US Supreme Court may very well approve – or reject – Mississippi voters' right to ban abortion. But the question is: If it allows Mississippi to protect the preborn, where does that leave Roe?
Both pro-life and pro-abortion people alike agree: It could leave Roe in the legal-historical dustbin.
Catherine Glenn Foster writes: "Mississippi's new state law places a limit on abortion at 15 weeks gestation. If the Supreme Court upholds the Mississippi law as "constitutional" then this would overrule Roe v. Wade and allow other states to place limits on Abortion based on fetal age. The Supreme Court has the authority to overturn Roe."
The Supreme Court will decide in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization on December 1st, 2021, whether all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortions are unconstitutional.
Countless organizations will participate in peaceful demonstrations outside the Supreme Court on December 1st, 2021, urging the Court to rule in favor of human rights, and of Mississippi's law protecting the preborn.
For more information: Legal Q&A from American's United for Life