Since the 1973 landmark abortion ruling Roe v. Wade was decided by the Supreme Court, many have longed for the day that a conservative majority-stacked high court would have the opportunity to revisit and, with any luck, overturn the ruling that has led to the death of untold numbers of human lives.
According to The Hill, the possibility of that happening is closer than ever, as the Mississippi attorney general has asked the Supreme Court to overrule the nearly five-decade-old decision as the high court prepares to hear the state’s controversial, recent ban on abortions after the 15-week viability mark.
In a brief filed with the high court in the lead-up to the hearing that will decide the constitutionality of the state’s recent ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch (R) wrote, “This Court should overrule Roe and Casey.”
Fitch was not only referring to Roe v. Wade, but also a 1992 decision known as Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which upheld and bolstered the court’s previous decision on abortion rights.
“Roe and Casey are egregiously wrong. They have proven hopelessly unworkable. … And nothing but a full break from those cases can stem the harms they have caused,” Fitch wrote.
At issue with Mississippi’s new abortion ban is the argument over when a baby becomes viable outside of its mother’s womb. In 1973, the Supreme Court agreed that the 24-week mark was the proper time frame, but Mississippi has argued that thanks to major advances in medical technology, babies can be viable at only 15 weeks.
The traditionally-red state has experienced several losses in lower courts in an effort to uphold its new 15-week ban, explaining why Fitch is taking it to the top for a final decision.
Pro-abortion activists worried
The “reproductive rights” activists are already up in arms over the upcoming battle to decide the fate of the Mississippi ban, with some claiming that it would be virtually impossible to uphold the ban without completely overturning Roe v. Wade.
“The court cannot uphold this law in Mississippi without overturning Roe’s core holding,” said Nancy Northrup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights, adding that she believes the “stakes are extraordinarily high.”
With former President Donald Trump’s unprecedented three conservative Supreme Court appointments, the high court has never been in a better position to score a monumental victory that would protect the sanctity of human life.
A decision in what will hopefully be a new landmark ruling will reportedly be issued sometime during 2022.
In the meantime, don’t be surprised to watch organizations like Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion groups pull out all of the stops in order to make sure they can continue to take the lives of unborn children.