Chairman of the Senate’s Pro-Life Caucus Steve Daines (R-MT) said Tuesday afternoon that the abortion case before the Supreme Court this week gives justices “the opportunity to reconsider a wrongly decided case that has since resulted in the death of 62 million innocent babies.”
He also said the case was a chance “to restore the Constitution and defend our most fundamental right—the right to life.”
Many Republicans are hoping the high court’s solid conservative majority will decide to uphold Mississippi’s restriction on all abortions after 15 weeks’ gestation. Previous cases that involved restrictions before viability, around 24 weeks, have been struck down as too restrictive.
Daines pointed out that even striking down Roe v. Wade will not ban abortion nationwide. Instead, it would return abortion laws to the states.
No doubt, some states would ban all or nearly all abortions. Others like New York, would have essentially the same laws they have now, that permit nearly all abortions right up to the day of birth.
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