• Biden DOJ urges SC not to overturn Roe vs. Wade

    From Sean Dennis@618:618/10 to All on Wed Sep 22 11:28:16 2021
    (Something you don't hear from the legacy media: the Biden Administration begging the Supreme Court to allow mass murder to be committed without abandon. -- SD)

    From: https://tinyurl.com/yhqk7tkr (washingtontimes.com)

    Biden's DOJ urges Supreme Court not to overturn Roe v. Wade

    By Alex Swoyer - The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 21, 2021

    The Biden administration on Monday urged the Supreme Court not to overrule
    its nearly 50-year precedent granting a woman a right to an abortion in a
    legal battle over Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban.

    In its filing to the high court, the Department of Justice said overruling
    the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade decision, which granted a woman a right to
    an abortion before the fetus is viable, would cause "grave harm to women."
    The court later reaffirmed that right decades later in Planned Parenthood
    v Casey.

    "Overruling Roe and Casey at this late date would be a profound
    disruption. Such a holding would harm women (and their partners) who have
    `organized intimate relationships and made choices that define their views
    of themselves and their places in society, in reliance on the availability
    of abortion in the event that contraception should fail,'" the DOJ argued.

    The federal government's brief said changing the court's precedent could
    undermine women's autonomy, especially younger women, women of color, and
    "those with lesser means."

    Siding with a Mississippi abortion clinic challenging the state law, the
    administration also requested time during oral arguments on Dec. 1 before
    the justices to make its points. It's not unusual for the justices to hear
    from the federal government in cases throughout the court`s term.

    The Mississippi legal battle will test the court's roughly 50-year
    precedent and it's potentially the year's most highly watched case -
    especially after the justices declined to block a Texas law earlier this
    month that bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, usually
    around six weeks of pregnancy.

    Mississippi officials argue that Roe v. Wade should be overturned because
    it's outdated. The state contends the viability standard set out in Roe is
    unclear, and the state has an interest in banning abortions after 15 weeks
    to protect women's health - and the health of the unborn child.

    The lawsuit was brought by Jackson Women's Health Organization, the
    state's only abortion clinic, and a doctor who provides abortions.
    According to court papers, the clinic provides abortions up to 16 weeks

    They challenged the state's Gestational Age Act enacted in 2018. The law
    bans abortions after 15 weeks unless there was a medical emergency or
    severe abnormality within the fetus.

    The abortion providers told the court in its filing that the state's
    interest in the woman's health and child doesn't begin until viability,
    which is "months" after the 15-week marker set in the law.

    The Justice Department made similar arguments in its brief to the Supreme
    Court, noting that the district court judge found that viability begins
    around 23 to 24 weeks, beyond Mississippi's limit of 15 weeks.

    The case will be argued before the high court Dec. 1, and a decision is
    expected by the end of June next year.

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