The Supreme Court of the United States is scheduled to hear the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization on December 1, 2021.
As Albany Update has previously noted, Dobbs is a key abortion case out of the state of Mississippi that pro-lifers hope will lead the Supreme Court to overturn the Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey decisions. In Dobbs, a plaintiff abortion provider has challenged a 2018 Mississippi law that bars abortions after 15 weeks’ gestation. The law violates the Court’s legally baseless and morally bankrupt Casey decision, which held that states may not ban pre-viability abortions. According to National Review, a decision in Dobbs is expected next June.
New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms continues to ask for prayer for the Supreme Court in regard to the Dobbs case. Politically, it would be easiest for the Court to either decide the Dobbs case on narrow technical grounds, uphold Roe and Casey, or modify Roe and Casey without doing away with them altogether; however, none of these outcomes is acceptable. Millions of unborn children have lost their lives due to the Court’s disastrous decision in Roe and its failure to overturn Roe when an opportunity arose in Casey. In this case, the Court must do what is morally and legally right: Overturn Roe and Casey and allow states to set their own abortion policies without court interference.
The time is now.