Mississippi asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the constitutional right to abortion, raising the stakes in a polarizing clash the justices are set to hear in the term that will start in October.
In a court filing Thursday, Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch called the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling and a 1992 follow-up decision “egregiously wrong” and said the argument for overturning them was “overwhelming.”
“Nothing but a full break from those cases can stem the harms they have caused,” Fitch wrote.
The case centers on a Mississippi law that would ban the procedure in almost all circumstances after 15 weeks of pregnancy. It will be the court’s first abortion case since Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation created a 6-3 conservative majority.©2021 Bloomberg L.P. Visit bloomberg.com. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.