Supreme Court to Hear Roe v. Wade Challenge

Supreme Court to Hear Roe v. Wade Challenge

( – Since the Supreme Court’s 1973 decision to allow women to get abortions, pro-life advocates have been fighting to limit access to such clinics in order to protect the lives of unborn children. In an exciting development, the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) will hear a case dealing with a Mississippi abortion ban, likely opening the door to new challenges against Roe v. Wade in the future.

On Monday, May 17, SCOTUS decided to take a case that challenges the state of Mississippi’s ban on abortions after 15 weeks. According to the ban, a child can feel pain at 15 weeks gestation, thus, an abortion would have increased medical risks at such a time. This ban limits abortions before the baby is viable outside the womb, usually considered to be around 24 weeks.

The 19th news, an independent news site, shared a bit of the timeline for the case:

Right now, the case will solely answer the questions of “whether all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortions are unconstitutional.” Hopefully, this case will open up doors for future Roe v. Wade challenges to protect our unborn children once and for all.

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