The Supreme Court will hear a case concerning a Mississippi abortion law on December 1, the court announced on Monday, teeing up one of the most substantial cases of the term in which the justices are being asked to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Mississippi’s Gestational Age Act, passed in 2018 but blocked by two federal courts, allows abortion after 15 weeks “only in medical emergencies or for severe fetal abnormality” and has no exception for rape or incest.
If doctors perform abortions outside the parameters of the law they will have their medical licenses suspended or revoked and may be subject to additional penalties and fines.
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Another Roe v. Wade challenge coming to SCOTUS: The Supreme Court will hear an important Mississippi abortion case on December 1st.
That law bans abortions after 15 weeks, with no exceptions for rape or incest. It also punishes doctors. pic.twitter.com/XclUg8Gsge
— The Recount (@therecount) September 20, 2021
SCOTUS has scheduled oral argument for Dec 1 in the abortion case that could doom Roe v. Wade
(This is Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a fight over Mississippi’s law banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy) pic.twitter.com/Z72xVlX8Jn
— Jan Wolfe (@JanNWolfe) September 20, 2021