Challenge to Roe v. Wade Heard At Supreme Court

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health concerning Mississippi’s ban on abortions after 15 weeks.

Roe v. Wade, and later Planned Parenthood v. Casey, banned abortion only after about 24 weeks.

One issue before the court is when is the viability of the baby to feel pain.

“Does a mother have a right to ingest drugs and harm a pre-viable baby? Can the state bring child neglect charges against the mother?”

Clarence Thomas, Supreme Court Justice in rare opening question

Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff “Jane Roe” in Roe v. Wade, was a lesbian who didn’t have an abortion, although her unborn baby at the time was used by pro-abortion activists to legalize abortion

McCorvey chose not to abort, saying it was “not part of who I was,” but near her death in 2017, she stated “If a young woman wants to have an abortion, that’s no skin off my ass.” There are allegations she played both sides of the issue, depending on who was paying.

If Roe v. Wade gets overturned, pre-Roe abortion bans would go into effect in nine states with 12 more states most likely to automatically follow.

Most rulings by the Supreme Court happen 14-16 weeks after oral arguments.

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