While the European Parliament has covered itself with shame by adopting a (fortunately not legally binding) report seeking to turn pre-natal infanticide into a “human right” for pregnant women, the development in the USA might soon go into a very different direction. And contrary to the disgusting nonsense emanating from the European Parliament, a possibe reversal of the 1973 Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade would have very tangible, and highly beneficial, consequences.
The Supreme Court of the United States will hear Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the case concerning Mississippi’s lewly adopted law that would impose a ban on most abortions after 15 weeks of gestation. The law has been declared unconstitutional as per the Supreme Court’s highly controversial 1973 pro-abortion judgment by the US Court of Appeals for the 5th District, but the State of Mississippi has now appealed that decision before the US Supreme Court, which has agreed to hear the case and invited the state to submit a brief. That brief has now been filed, and it represents an open challenge to Roe vs. Wade, asking the Supreme Court to overturn that judgment and hand back the competence to regulate abortion to states.
Note that a reversal of Roe v. Wade would not mean the end of abortion in the United States. It would simply mean that there is no US-wide constitutional right to abortion, and that each of the 50 US states has the right to regulate the matter as it sees fit. In the case at hand, the Statute adopted by the State of Mississippi would still be more “liberal” (i.e., more abortion-friendly) than it currently is in many European jurisdictions. If Roe v. Wade were to be overturned, some Democrat-led states would still be able to maintain ultra-liberal abortion rules, which allow abortions without any gestational limits. The US Constitution does contain a Bill of Rights, but the right to life is not among them.
Nonetheless, handing back competence to regulate abortion to states would still be an important progress, because a considerable number of states would doubtlessly use that competence to regulate the abhorrent practice more restrictively.
It is likely that the case will be decided towards the end of the SCOTUS´s next term, i.e. in the spring or summer of 2022. In the case of a pro.human-rights decision, expect angry and violent reactions from feminist and abortionists pressure groups worldwide, as well as an attempt by the Biden Administration to “reform” the Supreme Court by expanding the number of justices and fill the newly created posts with reliable pro-abortionists.
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