(12-1-21) Recently Celina City Council voted down an ordinance to make the city a sanctuary city for the unborn and outlaw abortions from taking place. Today the US Supreme Court will continue a motion that would would change Roe v. Wade. The battle over abortion rights have seen laws across the country to be initiated and even in Celina.
The state of Mississippi will be arguing that the Supreme Court should allow it and other states to ban abortion after 15 weeks. and asking the court to strike down a lower court’s decision blocking its 15-week abortion ban from taking effect. Passed in 2018, Mississippi’s law encountered a legal challenge from Jackson Women’s Health Organization, an abortion clinic that claims Mississippi’s law is unconstitutional and should be permanently blocked because it violates previous court decisions on the issue.
According to their web site –
Jackson Women’s Health Organization (JWHO) is a state-licensed abortion clinic in Jackson, Mississippi.
We offer the Abortion Pill up to 11 weeks and surgical abortions up to 16 weeks.
All of the court’s nine justices will be present and have the chance to ask both sides about their reasoning. For Mississippi, the state’s solicitor general, Scott Stewart, will be arguing in favor of the law. On the other side will be attorney Julie Rikelman and U.S. Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar.
Front row, left to right: Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer, and Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
Back row, left to right: Associate Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, Associate Justice Elena Kagan, Associate Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, and Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett.
Credit: Fred Schilling, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States
In September the Biden administration urged the Supreme Court Monday to uphold Roe v. Wade — the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion nationwide prior to viability, which can occur at around 24 weeks of pregnancy — and to invalidate the Mississippi law that bars most abortions after 15 weeks.