Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch has asked the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade as part of a brief she submitted for the state’s case in support of a law banning nearly all abortions after 15 weeks.
Fitch said she believes that Roe v. Wade is “egregiously wrong” and that the court “should overrule Roe and Casey, another major abortion ruling.
“The conclusion that abortion is a constitutional right has no basis in text, structure, history, or tradition,” she insisted.
On her website, she said that the rulings legalizing abortion have caused abortion cases to be “out of step with other Court decisions” and that the reasons to overrule them are “overwhelming.”
The brief gives the Supreme Court an opening to begin to dismantle Roe v. Wade, but given the Court’s reluctance to make big changes or tackle controversial issues since three Trump nominees were confirmed, I wouldn’t hold my breath for them to take that opening and do anything significant with it.
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