There may finally be hope for those who have worked tirelessly for years to challenge Roe v. Wade, a law legalizing abortion and infamously implemented in the United States in 1973.
The U.S. Supreme Court released a statement recently saying that it will hear arguments Dec. 1 in a landmark case from Mississippi that could overturn the decades-old law. The case tests whether all state laws that ban pre-viability abortions are unconstitutional.
Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health centers on a Mississippi law banning most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Fox News reported that the “law in question challenges the court’s previous ruling in Roe v. Wade and subsequent cases by imposing a restriction on abortion earlier than the recognized point of fetal viability—when a baby would be able to survive outside the womb—at approximately 24 weeks into pregnancy.”