FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 14, 2021
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Mississippi Asks SCOTUS to Affirm the People’s Right to Protect Unborn Children & Mothers
Washington, D.C. – Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch has filed a reply brief responding to the abortion lobby in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a U.S. Supreme Court case involving Mississippi’s 15-week abortion limit. In the Dobbs late abortion case, the Supreme Court will consider whether all pre-viability limits on abortion are unconstitutional. Oral arguments have been scheduled for December 1.
The abortion lobby’s case, Fitch’s brief argues, “boils down to the view that millions of women have a meaningful life only because 50 years ago seven men in Roe saved them from despair—and that women’s success comes at the cost of ending innumerable human lives. That is the debased view that Roe and Casey have produced. It is time to get rid of them.”
The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) praised Fitch’s leadership in a statement:
“For two generations, the Supreme Court has prevented state lawmakers from acting on the will of the people to protect vulnerable unborn babies and mothers,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Scientific advances reveal the undeniable humanity of unborn children, who can feel pain by 15 weeks. Women have achieved historic gains in social equality not because of Roe, but in spite of it. In the 21st century no woman in America need be forced to choose between her dreams and her children’s lives. Yet the United States’ extreme abortion laws have yet to reflect this progress, allowing abortion on demand up to birth. The strong majority of Americans agree it is time to modernize our laws.
“Attorney General Fitch and her team have boldly and masterfully fought for Mississippi’s pro-life law every step of the way. We are proud to stand with them and urge the Court to let a real democratic debate finally move forward.”
Previously, 79 pro-life women state legislators representing 45 states joined Susan B. Anthony List in filing an amicus brief urging the Court to uphold Mississippi’s 15-week abortion limit and give greater deference to state legislatures to make abortion policy. Another brief co-authored by Helen Alvaré, Teresa Collett and Erika Bachiochi on behalf of 240 women scholars and professionals, and pro-life feminist organizations cites data showing that women’s workforce participation and education levels have increased as abortion rates have decreased.
Charlotte Lozier Institute also filed a separate amicus brief in the Dobbs case. CLI’s brief details 12 specific lines of new scientific evidence since the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that demonstrate the humanity of unborn children, including their capacity to feel pain well before “viability.” Additionally, CLI research shows that 47 out of 50 European nations limit elective abortion prior to 15 weeks.
Public opinion polls consistently show a strong majority of Americans reject pro-abortion extremism. Earlier this year, SBA List launched a nationwide campaign asserting the humanity of unborn children.
SBA List is a network of 900,000 pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.