The Supreme Court is set to consider an abortion-related case that has the potential to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling among a group of justices favorable toward the pro-life view.
The 2018 Mississippi law under consideration bans abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. However, the case has even great implications, as the decision could return laws regarding abortion to individual states for decisions.
In a historic move, the state of Mississippi has asked the US Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade
On Wednesday – the high court will hear arguments in the #DobbsvJackson case, which debates a pro-life law banning abortion after 15 weeks
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If so, laws such as the new abortion-restriction measure in Texas that limits abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected (usually six weeks) could remain law.
In addition, more than 20 states with conservative leadership could then move forward with bills to further limit legal abortions, signaling a wave of victories for the pro-life movement.
However, pro-choice supporters also have much at stake. If the case goes the other way, the court could set further precedent that would make end Roe v. Wade more difficult in the future.
In addition, the case could signal the soon end of the Texas measure if the court rules against the less restrictive Mississippi case.
Activists on both sides of the issue will be watching closely as the case begins Wednesday in a decision that could change the direction of the nation.