Supreme Court Will Hear Mississippi’s Abortion Ban Case

In Summary

The hearing of the 15-week case will be on Dec. 1. 

There is an ongoing war in America about the right to have an abortion. In 1973, Roe v. Wade was put into effect, allowing women to have an abortion without any government interference and eliminating several laws across the country. 

However, it did not stop a number of states such as Mississippi and Texas from wanting to get rid of Roe v. Wade.  

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Now, the Supreme Court will be hearing arguments about Mississippi’s abortion ban on Dec. 1. The law that was put in place in 2018, which prohibited abortions after 15 weeks unless there were serious emergencies, was rejected by a federal court challenge. 

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This news comes at a time when the Supreme Court gave the green light to Texas to go ahead with implementing its six-week abortion ban. Previously, the Court agreed in May to take up the case, but Texas’ abortion law gives Mississippi hope that justices could curtail abortion rights by late June, according to The Hill. 

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There are opponents not only to Mississippi’s law, but to all abortion bans across the country as it undermines women’s rights to control their own bodies. 

According to the World Population Review, Mississippi has one of the lowest abortion rates in the United States, with 4.3 abortions per 1,000 women ages 15 to 44. 

Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch has pleaded with the justices in the state’s case to get rid of Roe v. Wade and stated that the court’s precedent on abortion is “egregiously wrong,” according to The Hill. 

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