On Monday the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that the ACLU says could “decimate” abortion in America.
The case deals with a law Mississippi passed in 2018 generally prohibiting abortion after the fifteenth week of pregnancy.
If the U.S. Supreme Court upholds the law, it could provide an opportunity to roll back past pro-abortion rulings.
But even if the court strikes the law down, the court may reinterpret decisions like Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey in a way that helps pro-lifers.
The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals blocked most of the law, ruling that the attorneys for the State of Arkansas failed to address key questions about an unborn child’s viability and personhood. However, the courts left the law’s informed-consent requirements in place. Even though Arkansas lost that case, some of the court’s findings in that ruling actually made it easier for us to pass additional pro-life legislation in 2015 and 2017.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Mississippi’s case could set the stage for Arkansas to pass other good, pro-life laws in the future — and make it easier for the State of Arkansas to defend its newest pro-life laws in court.
Slowly but surely we are winning the fight against abortion.