August 2021 – This fall the U.S. Supreme Court plans to hear an abortion case from Mississippi. Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization involves the state’s outlawing of abortion, with few exceptions, after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Pro-abortion advocates argue that Supreme Court precedent prohibits states from outlawing abortion prior to fetal viability, often defined as 22 weeks.
“It is well past time,” said Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch, “for the Court to revisit the wisdom of the viability bright-line rule.” Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the last surviving abortion clinic in the state, unsuccessfully urged the high court, which now reflects a 6-3 conservative majority, not to take the case.
theblaze.com, 5/17/21; cnbc.com, 5/17/21