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Breaking: Supreme Court to Hear Abortion Ban Case Challenging Roe v. Wade

The Supreme Court has announced that it will hear a case involving a Mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregancy. Mississippi passed this law in 2018, and it was immediately blocked and declared unconstitutional by a lower federal court with the decision later upheld by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. This ruling affirmed the core tenet of Roe, that prevents state laws from banning abortions prior to viability, when a fetus can sustain life outside the womb.

SCOTUS takes up it's first challenge to Roe with newly confirmed Justice Barrett

Yesterday the Senate confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill Justice Ginsburg's seat on the Supreme Court. Her confirmation comes days after the U.S. Supreme Court decided to review the Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban, a case that directly challenges Roe v. Wade, setting up a potential reversal of that landmark decision. READ MORE