Supreme Court to Decide on Mississippi Abortion Case

On December 1, the Supreme Court heard the case of Mississippi’s abortion law. The law would ban all abortions after 15 weeks. This is arguably the most impactful abortion case of the decade, as it threatens to overturn Roe v. Wade. The Mississippi law directly contradicts both Planned Parenthood v. Casey and Roe v. Wade. Both of these cases state that an abortion could not be banned before the viability of the fetus has been detected – around 24 weeks.
Conservative justices currently hold a six to three majority in the Supreme Court. This majority is expected to have a great impact on the final decision of this case. There are three liberal justices who have maintained the belief that Roe vs. Wade shall remain in effect, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Stephen Breyer. Two conservatives, Brett Kavanaugh and John G. Roberts, are anticipated to further restrict the law. And the remaining three far-right conservatives are expected to vote to overturn Roe vs. Wade.
The possible overturning of Roe vs. Wade is the main concern for the female, transgender, and nonbinary identifying people of our nation. If Roe vs. Wade is overturned it is expected that about 40% of states in the nation will follow by making abortions forbidden; this is 20 states and if overturned there is a majority of states ready to create heavily restrict abortions.

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