Supreme Court hears abortion case challenging Roe V. Wade
Annie Andersen: THE SUPREME COURT IS HEARING A CHALLENGE WEDNESDAY ON A 50 YEAR-OLD LANDMARK RULING.
HUNDREDS OF PRO-LIFE AND PRO-CHOICE PROTESTERS GATHERED AS THE HIGH COURT HEARS ORAL ARGUMENTS ON A MISSISSIPPI LAW BANNING ABORTIONS AFTER 15 WEEKS.
Scott Stewart: ”For 50 years, they’ve kept this court at the center of a political battle that it can never resolve. And 50 years on, they stand alone. No where else does this court recognize a right to end a human life.”
Julie Rikelman: ”Mississippi’s ban on abortion two months before viability is flatly unconstitutional under decades of prescendent. Mississippi asks the courts to dismantle this precedent and allow states to force women to remain pregnant and give birth against their will.”
Annie Andersen: LAWYERS FOR THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI SAY THE 1973 LANDMARK ABORTION CASE, ROE V. WADE IS “EGREGIOUSLY WRONG”, ARGUING THE CONSTITUTION DOESN’T MENTION A RIGHT TO ABORTION.
LAWYERS FOR MISSISSIPPI’S ONLY ABORTION CLINIC SAY ROE HAS BEEN AFFIRMED BY THE COURTS NUMEROUS TIMES
Nancy Northup, Center for Reproductive Rights: ”We are here, we are ready. We will be making the case to the court that there is only one outcome here consistent with their precedence.”
Ameer Benno: “The suggestion is something is going to happen. Something big is going to happen”
Annie Andersen: CURRENTLY THE SUPREME COURT’S BENCH HAS 6 CONSERVATIVE JUSTICES AND THREE MORE PROGRESSIVE ONES.
FORMER PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP NOMINATED THREE OF THE JUSTICES… HAVING PREVIOUSLY SAID ABORTION WOULD BE A LITMUS TEST FOR THEIR NOMINATIONS.
IF THE COURT DOES OVERRULE ROE … ABOUT HALF THE STATES IN THE COUNTRY WOULD BE SET TO EITHER BAN ABORTION ENTIRELY OR BAN IT AT VERY EARLY POINTS IN PREGNANCY.
A DECISION IN THE CASE IS EXPECTED BY SUMMER.
STRAIGHT FROM DC I’M ANNIE ANDERSEN