A 2018 Mississippi abortion law that will be challenged in the U.S. Supreme Court later this year could be groundbreaking on a number of levels, especially for the millions of Americans who believe Roe v. Wade should be examined, if not totally upended.
According to the Washington Examiner, those in favor of the state’s anti-abortion law argue that the science regarding the viability of unborn children has vastly changed since the landmark, 1973 SCOTUS ruling. Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) said over the weekend that the case will be a “vehicle” to finally compel the high court to reexamine Roe v. Wade.
“We know so much more in America today about the formation of young children in the womb than we did when Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973,” Reeves said during an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper.
“We know that the heart has partially formed at 15 weeks. We know that the baby in the womb is practicing breathing. We know that most internal organs have started to form, and we believe that that child is viable outside the womb,” the governor added.
His state’s controversial new law, which has already been challenged at virtually every other level of the court system, bans abortions — with few exceptions — after the 15-week mark of a woman’s pregnancy, which is roughly eight weeks before what Roe v. Wade allows.
Reeves was careful to add that the upcoming SCOTUS battle doesn’t mean Roe v. Wade will be overturned but said that it’s an opportunity for the high court to make necessary changes, adding “it makes sense for the court to review their decisions from the past, and this is a vehicle in which for them to do it.”
What has pro-abortion fanatics most worried about the upcoming hearing is the fact that the case will be taken up with all three of former President Donald Trump’s SCOTUS appointees, with Justice Amy Coney Barrett being well known — and highly criticized by the left — for her take on abortions.
One would presume that members of the “follow the science” party would be on board with the fact that science has advanced exponentially in the past five decades, greatly reducing the timeframe of when human life is viable outside of its mother’s womb, thanks to modern medical equipment. But that doesn’t appear to be the case on this particular matter.
Expect this case to garner maximum media attention as it unfolds, because if Mississippi prevails, it’ll be a total game-changer for states on the side of protecting the sanctity of human life.