May 17, 2021
Contact: Meg DeBlase

The Beginning of the End?

SCOTUS to hear abortion case

(Cincinnati, OH) - The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) announced today that they will be hearing a major abortion case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. This is the first abortion case that will come before the court since the appointment and confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett.

SCOTUS will consider just one of three questions requested: “Whether all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortions are unconstitutional.” The bill in play is Mississippi House Bill 1510. It was passed in 2018 to limit abortion when “the probable gestational age of the unborn human being” is “greater than” 15 weeks, “except in a medical emergency or in the case of a severe fetal abnormality….” As many have often pointed out, the United States is one of only seven countries in the world in which abortion is legal through all nine months of pregnancy.

In the wake of this announcement, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki reminded the American people that President Biden is “committed to codifying” Roe v. Wade.

"While this case may not mean the complete overturning of Roe v. Wade, we are hopeful that it signals the beginning of the end of abortion in our country," said Meg DeBlase, Executive Director of Cincinnati Right to Life. "We have spent nearly 50 years in this country killing tens of millions of unborn children. There are nine people who can stop this genocide. We pray that our Justices have the courage and conviction to rule morally and constitutionally for life."

The case will likely be heard this fall and a decision is expected in June 2022.