Roe V Wade has long given American women the autonomy needed to abort their offspring. Could that change in the near future?
Mississippi’s Attorney General Lynn Fitch called on the Supreme Court Thursday to defend the right of states to pass laws protecting “life and women’s health,” urging the court to overturn the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade.
The attorney general filed a brief in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which the court will hear beginning in October, slamming Roe as “egregiously wrong” and calling on the Supreme Court to uphold Mississippi’s ban on abortions after 15 weeks.The Daily Caller
This will be an interesting case because three appointees of former President Donald J Trump sit on the Supreme Court.
These justices likely pro-life minded will be made to exclude their own political beliefs and impartially interpret the constitution as all SCOTUS justices are.
“But all it (Roe v Wade) did was establish a special-rules regime for abortion jurisprudence that has left these cases out of step with other Court decisions and neutral principles of law applied by the Court.” Fitch said in a statement.
Many share the belief that 15 weeks is too far along for an abortion as from weeks 4-6 a heartbeat can be detected, by week 6 electrical activity is detected in the brain. By week 12 the pre-frontal cortex, the epicenter of human consciousness is under development.
While the child is not viable, and it can’t survive outside the womb it certainly possesses uniquely human characteristics and is a living member of the human species. The fetus is independent in that it possesses a body. That body has a genome unique to itself and separate from it’s mother.
Many twitter users took to praise Attorney General Lynn Fitch for standing up against Roe v Wade and challenging the decision.