Legal experts and pro-life advocates are challenging the 1973 decision that legalized abortion from all angles in a series of amicus briefs.
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Many of the briefs were filed by Catholic or pro-life organizations.
Mississippi Attorney General Asks Supreme Court to Overturn Abortion Rulings Including ‘Roe v. Wade’
Fitch, in her brief, said that Mississippi is “simply asking the Court to affirm the right of the people to protect their legitimate interests and to provide clarity on how they may do so.”
According to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, 65% of Americans said abortion should be illegal in most or all cases in the second trimester.
When Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization heads to the Supreme Court, pro-life advocates hope the outcome will increase states' ability to regulate abortion.
Sidewalk Advocates for Life said the outreach had success in Jackson in 2019, when 30 women turned away from the abortion facility and sought alternatives in the area.
Lynn Fitch, the state’s attorney general, has asked the court to review its law, which bans abortion after fifteen weeks of gestation and has been challenged by the Center for Reproductive Rights.
Mississippi’s law allows for abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy only when the mother’s life or major bodily function is endangered, or when the baby has a severe abnormality and would not be able to survive outside the womb at full term.
A physician who performs an abortion prohibited by the bill would be guilty of a felony, and face one to 10 years in prison, and would have their medical license supended or revoked.