Monday, November 08, 2021

Abortion: Overturning Roe V. Wade.


                                                         (Lake Michigan, Weko Beach)

On December 1st, the Supreme Court will hear the first abortion case since Justice Amy Coney Barrett was seated and cemented a solid 6-3 conservative majority on the bench. The case under consideration, Thomas E. Dobbs, State Health Officer of the Mississippi Department of Health v. Jackson Women’s Health Organizationinvolves a Mississippi law banning all abortions over 15 weeks gestational age except in medical emergencies and in the case of severe fetal abnormality. 

In this case, Mississippi is asking the Court to overturn the long-standing precedent of Roe v. Wade

See this article by U. of Notre Dame law professor Sherif Gergis. 

To dig deep, see thiamicus curiae brief in the Dobbs case, filed by Hohn Finnis (Oxford U.) and Robert P. George (Princeton U.), presenting historical evidence to the Supreme Court that unborn children were understood to be persons by the framers and ratifiers of the 14th Amendment.