Supreme Court will hear direct challenge to Roe v. Wade

Supreme Court will hear direct challenge to Roe v. Wade

[Ed. – A decision to overturn the law could cost the Republicans the House based on public sentiment. Just saying.]

The Supreme Court announced on Monday that it will reconsider the right to an abortion it established almost 50 years ago, agreeing to review Mississippi’s ban on the procedure after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

The court’s decision to take a case directly challenging Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide, suggests that the court’s new 6-3 conservative majority is ready to eliminate or, more likely, curtail the right to terminate a pregnancy.

In a one-line order, the court said it will review just one question that cuts to the heart of Roe: whether all bans on abortion before a fetus can survive outside the womb are unconstitutional.

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The Supreme Court will likely hear arguments on the case in the fall, meaning a ruling could come down in summer 2022 — just a few months ahead of midterm elections. …

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