Attorneys and scholars across the nation flooded The United States Supreme Court with amicus briefs over the last week as conservatives rushed to prove the flawed nature of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, according to Breitbart News.
This urgency was prompted by the nation’s high court’s decision to take up a case that could directly affect the outcome of the 1970’s case that has resulted in the termination of the lives of more than 60 million unborn children.
“This could be our chance. Pro-Lifers have a case before the Supreme Court of the United States that takes a DIRECT SHOT at Roe v. Wade,” stated a Thursday email from Texas Right to Life.
The email and briefs are in reference to the Supreme Court’s decision to take up Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which is a Mississippi pro-life law that prohibits abortions at 15 weeks.
According to Breitbart the court received no less than 74 amicus curiae or “friend of the court” briefs about the Dobbs case in the last week, with the bulk of them “in support of petitioners.”
One of the briefs was sent Thursday by law professors Mary Ann Glendon and O. Carter Snead which outlines how the Supreme Court’s current abortion jurisprudence “entrenches in the law a vision of human identity and flourishing that is not only constitutionally unwarranted, but is also false and pernicious.”
“The manifestly absurd and unjust precedents that comprise this jurisprudence should be overruled,” the brief declares, “and the American people should be permitted to join the supermajority of nations around the world where citizens themselves have been allowed to deal with this contested matter through ordinary democratic political processes.”
“The Court’s abortion jurisprudence is completely untethered from the Constitution’s text, history, and tradition,” the brief states, and has “imposed an extreme, incoherent, unworkable, and antidemocratic legal regime for abortion on the nation for several decades.”