Pro-Life Conservatives Hail Court Revisiting Roe v Wade

Eric Mack

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Publication Date: May 17, 2021

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Pro-life conservatives are hailing the Supreme Court's announcement it is taking up the Mississippi state law seeking to ban abortions after 15 weeks.

"This is big," Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, wrote in a statement to Newsmax. "This is not a case simply on regulations of the procedure or the places where it is performed. This goes right to the matter of prohibitions on abortion, or as we would say, protections of the baby."

The case will strike at the heart of the 1973 Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision and seek to unwind a woman's legal right to a late-term abortion.

"The American people have never agreed that late-term abortions should be permitted," Pavone's statement concluded. "Now we can actually take a strong step forward to shape the law in accordance with those convictions."


Pavone, who leads the world's largest Catholic pro-life organization, hailed the Supreme Court finally seeking to deliver some clarity on the competing interests of state law, women's rights, and rights of the unborn.

"There has been a tension for a long time between the law and the jurisprudence in this area," Pavone's statement added. "More and more states, including Mississippi, have been passing laws to protect babies before viability [approximately 22 weeks]. And the courts have insisted that the states do have an interest in the life of the child throughout pregnancy.

"Yet the courts continue to strike down laws that protect babies before viability as unconstitutional. Now, that tension has to give."


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