Today is a monumental day in history! The Supreme Court of the United States is hearing oral arguments in the most important abortion case in decades: Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. (Hear a recording of the arguments HERE.)
This case could overturn the tragic landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that created a constitutional right to an abortion before an unborn baby is viable outside the womb, generally viewed as around 23 to 24 weeks. The United States is one of only seven out of the world’s 198 countries that allows for abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy.
The question in Dobbs is the constitutionality of Mississippi’s Gestational Age Act, a law prohibiting abortion at 15 weeks.
The last time SCOTUS reconsidered Roe was in 1992 in Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey which upheld the constitutional right to an abortion and created the “undue burden” standard for abortion restrictions. Since the nearly 50 year old Roe decision came down, more than 63 million babies have been aborted in the United States.
As stated insightfully in this recent commentary in The Wall Street Journal, Dobbs “feels different.” (Read the WSJ article HERE.)
A decision in Dobbs will likely come at the end of the Supreme Court’s term next June.
Meanwhile, we must pray for:
- Attorney General of Mississippi, Lynn Fitch
- The Briefs for Life that have been filed
- Each of the nine U.S. Supreme Court Justices to hear and see clearly the irrefutable humanity of the unborn and that innocent life in the womb should be protected from the unspeakable horror and barbaric practice of abortion.The Justices are:Chief Justice Roberts
Justice Coney Barrett
- Hearts and minds of the attorneys arguing for Jackson Women’s Health Organization, abortion providers and proponents to be transformed to value and love every unborn child.
- God’s protection over our government and judicial leaders and all who boldly and courageously stand for the unborn.
- Many unborn babies’ lives to be saved by the continued enforcement of the Texas Heartbeat Act. An estimated 9,000 babies in Texas have been saved thus far.
We are Praising God that, for now, SCOTUS has allowed the Texas Heartbeat Act, the most restrictive abortion law in the nation, to stand. Unborn babies in Texas with a detectable heartbeat which typically occurs at six weeks of a pregnancy continue to be protected.