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Mississippi Attorney General Urges Supreme Court to Overturn Roe v. Wade


Mississippi’s Attorney General asked the Supreme Court Thursday to overturn Roe V. Wade when it comes together next term. 

“This Court should overrule Roe and Casey,” Attorney General Lynn Fitch said in a brief, as reported by Just the News. “Roe and Casey are egregiously wrong. They have proven hopelessly unworkable…And nothing but a full break from those cases can stem the harms they have caused.”

Indeed, Fitch was referring to a 1992 decision in the case of Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which upheld Roe V. Wade. 

The plea came as the Court is set to debate an abortion restriction legislation that bans all abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, a law which Mississippi passed in 2018. 

“Under the Constitution, may a state prohibit elective abortions before viability? Yes. Why? Because nothing in constitutional text, structure, history or tradition supports a right to abortion,” Fitch said.