It’s widely believed that the court decision that allowed for abortion in America is bad case law. Now it seems a new challenge could overturn it.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) believes that the Supreme Court is about to overturn Roe V. Wade, TheBlaze reported. This comes as the high court will hear a case on a 2018 abortion ban for pregnancies after 15 weeks gestation.
Oral arguments for the Mississippi law will begin in December as the Supreme Court decides on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Cotton believes the balance of the court in favor of originalist judges in a 6-9 balance makes the prospect realistic.
“The only thing standing in the way of justices doing the right thing is the intense social pressure of liberal elites,” Cotton said while speaking at the Federalist Society. “Now is the time for true friends of the Constitution to speak up.”
More than half of the justices on the court were endorsed by or belong to the conservative organization. The Federalist Society supported the nomination of the court’s newest addition, Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who is also the justice most likely to anger liberals for her conservative, Catholic worldview.
The chance to overturn the historic abortion decision is with this court, and Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization may be just the case to do it. The case hinges on the question of viability and the appropriateness of making abortion law based on the threshold, which doctors agree is around 22 weeks of pregnancy.
Although overturning Roe v. Wade would be a victory for the pro-life movement, it wouldn’t necessarily outlaw abortion. Instead, the issue would be sent back to the states to decide.
Regardless of what happens in the upcoming case, it’s encouraging that these issues are being heard at a time like this. The right to kill unborn babies has no place in America, especially when it was done through a fictitious “right to privacy” found in a poorly ruled case.