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Supreme Court to Hear Mississippi Abortion Case in Major Challenge to Roe v. Wade

HeadlineMay 18, 2021

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a challenge to a Mississippi law banning nearly all abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy — even in cases of rape or incest. It’s the first time that Trump-appointed Justices Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch will preside over a major challenge to the court’s landmark 1973 ruling, Roe v. Wade. Oral arguments are set for the next term, which starts in October. A ruling is expected next year. Staci Fox of Planned Parenthood Southeast Advocates said in a statement, “We knew the day would come when that dangerous legislation would not only threaten the health, lives, and freedoms of Mississippians, but the entire country. That day is finally here.”

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