State’s brief for coming high court case says landmark abortion decision violates Constitution’s provisions on states’ rights
By Jess Bravin
Wall Street Journal
Mississippi asked the Supreme Court Thursday to abolish federal abortion rights, arguing in a brief that Roe v. Wade and other precedents entitling women to end their pregnancies in some circumstances trample on states’ 10th-Amendment powers to decide public policy within their borders.
In May, the Supreme Court agreed to hear Mississippi’s appeal of a 2019 appeals court decision striking down a state law prohibiting abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy. The case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, is to be argued after the court’s new term begins in October, with a decision expected by next summer.
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