The Supreme Court announced Monday by a Conservative majority that it was granting an appeal against a federal court decision to repeal Mississippi State’s Abortion Act, which forbids virtually any voluntary pregnancy termination after the 15th week of pregnancy.
The decision could lead to changes in US abortion law and the Conservative Supreme Court majority of 6-3 to amend or repeal the landmark 1973 decision that supports women’s right to abortion.
Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch appealed to the Supreme Court against the 5th Circuit Court of Appeal decision that ruled against the rule for violating the constitutional right of women to decide about their pregnancy before the fetus is viable is.
The final decision on this matter came at the last session of the Supreme Court when the court annulled a law restricting abortion in Louisiana by 5 votes to 4.
“The Supreme Court has just agreed to review an abortion ban that is undoubtedly in violation of nearly 50 years of case law,” warned Center for Reproductive Rights President Nancy Northup.
The Mississippi Bill, passed in 2018, provides exemptions of more than 15 weeks for medical emergencies or serious malformations of the fetus. Doctors who break the rule will be disqualified from the profession.