Three Republican Senators filed an amicus brief on Monday to encourage the Supreme Court to overrule its position on two significant abortion rulings.
Sens. Josh Hawley (R-MO), Mike Lee (R-UT) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) filed a brief in support of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case. The case is slated for the court in October and challenges the legality of the historic Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion.
“62 million abortions is enough. This is the greatest social justice cause of our time – the innocent unborn,” Hawley tweeted on Monday.
62 million abortions is enough. This is the greatest social justice cause of our time – the innocent unborn
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) July 27, 2021
“Where a legal doctrine has repeatedly failed to offer clarity—where it has proved unworkable in the past and will likely engender unpredictable consequences in the future—its existence constitutes an open invitation to judges to interpret it according to their own policy preferences, usurping the constitutional prerogatives of the legislature,” they wrote in the brief.
“Roe and Casey
The case challenges a 2018 Mississippi law that bans abortions after 15 weeks. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the law in 2019.
The case will certainly draw the attention of pro-life supporters, as well as those who oppose it. The ruling could have enormous consequences, as the decision could return the question of legalized abortion to individual states for a decision.