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SUPCO to hear Mississippi abortion case in December

Photo: Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch (Official Photo)

The U.S. Supreme Court has announced it will hear oral arguments for Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization on Wednesday, Dec. 1.

Information on the case from the Supreme Court is found here.

In Dobbs, Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch is asking the court to recognize the right of the people to pass laws that protect life and women’s health and address legitimate interests of the State. Fitch submitted her brief to the Court on July 22.

“We are looking forward to the opportunity to present our case directly to the Justices this December,” said Fitch. “The Court has acknowledged that states have the authority to promote legitimate interests, including protecting women’s health and defending life; but its abortion precedents have denied the people and their elected leaders the ability to fully do so. In fact, the Roe decision shackles states to a view of facts that is decades old, such that while science, medicine, technology, and culture have all rapidly progressed since 1973, duly enacted laws on abortion are unable to keep up. With Dobbs, the Supreme Court can return decisionmaking about abortion policy to the elected leaders and allow the people to empower women and promote life.”

The Court previously announced that cases scheduled for October-December will be heard in person, but the sessions will be closed to the public. The Court will make a live audio feed available.

DeSoto County News Service

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