Supreme Court Eyeing Favorable Overturn of Roe v. Wade

Supreme Court Eyeing Favorable Overturn of Roe v. Wade

( – In 1969, Norma McCorvey wanted to terminate her pregnancy for personal reasons that didn’t match the law in Texas at the time, so she fought for her rights in court. The Supreme Court stepped in four years later and declared the 14th Amendment to the Constitution protects a woman’s right to an abortion. Once again, the issue is in front of SCOTUS. The court appears to be leaning toward reversing its previous ruling by upholding a Mississippi law to ban the procedure after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

Chief Justice John Roberts wondered why the shorter timeframe wasn’t enough time if the issue is really about choice. In addition, Justice Clarence Thomas questioned whether abortion rights even fall under the Constitution’s protection.

Conservatives on the court seem to favor overturning the rule or reaching a compromise about the timeframe women could seek abortions. At the same time, Liberal Justices insist on reaffirming the previous ruling.

Pro-life and pro-choice crowds gathered in great numbers outside the Court as arguments commenced on December 1. One side insists on protecting a woman’s right to choose, while the other aims to save the lives of unborn children.

The court will likely hand down its decision in the summer of 2022.

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