Supreme Court to Review 15-Week Abortion Ban in Mississippi

Not clear how court will rule as it isn't as conservative as it appears

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The Supreme Court agreed to consider a case involving Mississippi’s ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

The court is only agreeing to consider one question of the petition, however: whether “all pre-viability prohibitions” of abortions are constitutional.

“Mississippi’s Gestational Age Act, the law in question, was signed into law in 2018 but is not currently in effect,” reported the National Catholic Register. “Although it banned most abortions after 15 weeks, it included exceptions for when the mother’s life or major bodily function is in danger, or in cases where the unborn child has a severe abnormality and is not expected to survive outside the womb at full term.”

The Register pointed out that this case is “the most significant abortion-related” test for Trump-appointee Amy Coney Barrett, who was raised Catholic and says she opposes abortion.

Considering that the Supreme Court isn’t as conservative as it appears, it’s unclear how the court will rule in the case.

Trump was widely criticized by conservative for choosing establishment picks for his Supreme Court appointments, which ultimately blew up in his face when the court refused to consider election fraud cases in the 2020 election.

Trump appointee Brett Kavanaugh, for example, would probably also have been picked by Jeb Bush had he been in the White House, given Kavanaugh’s longstanding ties to the Bush family.