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Supreme Court to hear Miss. abortion law case Dec. 1

Oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case involving Mississippi’s...
Oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case involving Mississippi’s 15-week abortion limit, have been scheduled for Dec. 1, 2021.(AP Phot/J. Scott Applewhite)
Published: Sep. 20, 2021 at 12:32 PM CDT
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WASHINGTON (WTOK) - Oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case involving Mississippi’s 15-week abortion limit, have been scheduled for Dec. 1, 2021.

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to consider whether all pre-viability limits on abortion are unconstitutional.

Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch is asking the court to recognize the right of the people to pass laws that protect life and women’s health and address legitimate interests of the State. Fitch submitted her brief to the court July 22.

The law has been held up by court challenges since it was signed by former Gov. Phil Bryant in 2018. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the only abortion clinic in Mississippi, sued and obtained a temporary restraining order to keep the state from enforcing the law.

The Court previously announced that cases scheduled for October – December will be heard in-person, but the sessions will be closed to the public. The Court will make a live audio feed available.

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