News

WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) – Oral arguments have begun in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, and can be viewed live right here, as the U.S. Supreme Court considers the fate of Roe v. Wade and abortion-on-demand in America.

Dobbs concerns Mississippi’s HB 1510 law banning abortions from being committed past 15 weeks for any reason other than physical medical emergencies or severe fetal abnormalities. After its enactment in 2019, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals deemed it unconstitutional because of an “unbroken line dating to Roe v. Wade,” the 1973 ruling which imposed on all fifty states a “right” to pre-viability abortion.

Leading the defense of HB 1510 is Mississippi Solicitor General Scott Grant Stewart, who will make the case that judicial precedent asserting a “right” to abortion is “egregiously wrong” with “no basis in text, structure, history, or tradition.” The state further argues that in addition to its legal bankruptcy, the legal regime Roe set into motion has “proven hopelessly unworkable.”

Pro-lifers hope the case will result in the overturn of longstanding pro-abortion judicial precedent that has long prevented states and the elected branches of government from directly prohibiting abortion. Pro-lifers are particularly anxious to see how former President Donald Trump’s three additions to the Court will come down on the issue.

Stay tuned here to follow oral arguments throughout the day, and click here for LifeSiteNews’s full coverage of the day’s events, including on-the-ground reporting on events outside the Supreme Court building and throughout the nation’s capital, as well as previous coverage and analysis leading up to the case.

Comments

Commenting Guidelines
LifeSiteNews welcomes thoughtful, respectful comments that add useful information or insights. Demeaning, hostile or propagandistic comments, and streams not related to the storyline, will be removed.

LSN commenting is not for frequent personal blogging, on-going debates or theological or other disputes between commenters.

Multiple comments from one person under a story are discouraged (suggested maximum of three). Capitalized sentences or comments will be removed (Internet shouting).

LifeSiteNews gives priority to pro-life, pro-family commenters and reserves the right to edit or remove comments.

Comments under LifeSiteNews stories do not necessarily represent the views of LifeSiteNews.

23 Comments

    Loading...