U.S. Supreme Court will begin debate on the future of abortion this week

by Gary Smith

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear the landmark pro-life Mississippi case next week, as what started as a 15 week ban on abortion could very well see an end to infanticide in America.

The nine Justices, divided 6-3 along political lines in favor of a conservative majority, will hear a challenge against the ban on Wednesday, and if it stands, the infamous 1973 Roe v. Wade decision will fall.

SCOTUS will weigh the constitutionality of any law that prohibits “pre-viability elective abortions,” but defenders of the law see this primarily as a stand for state sovereignty and a test of federalism. 

“The Roe decision shackles states to a view of facts that is decades old, such that while science, medicine, technology, and culture have all rapidly progressed since 1973, duly enacted laws on abortion are unable to keep up,” Mississippi AG Lynn Fitch. “The Supreme Court can return decision-making about abortion policy to the elected leaders and allow the people to empower women and promote life.”

Mississippi is not alone in their pro-life action. 13 other states; Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, Tennessee, and Texas have also enacted similar laws.

In the Lone Star state, a ban on abortion at six weeks gestation has gone into effect, making it the most comprehensive action to protect unborn babies in the entire country. 

Right Side Broadcasting Network will be live-streaming from Washington D.C. this week as Father Frank Pavone and other pro-life leaders flock to the capital to advocate for the unborn.

“Babies have a right to life no matter where they reside,” Father Pavone wrote in early November. “The work of protecting that right will always be, as it has always been, carried out on both the state and federal levels.”

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