“Last week, the Supreme Court refused to impose an injunction on a Texas law that prohibits abortion after six weeks into a pregnancy. The court’s decision was based on legal issues of standing and not the constitutionality of the law. This decision indicates that SCOTUS may overturn Roe.
SCOTUS will likely hear arguments in October surrounding Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Center. This case concerns a Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Roe prohibited states from implementing serious restrictions on abortion until after the viability of the infant in the womb, which it stated was 24 weeks.
Viability of an infant is the time when she can live independently outside the mother, albeit with artificial means. The Mississippi law bans abortions before viability. If Mississippi’s law is upheld, then pre-viability abortions may be banned. This makes the decision not to enjoin the Texas law relevant to what the Supreme Court may rule regarding Roe.”
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