/What’s next if Mississippi abortion ruling overturns Roe

What’s next if Mississippi abortion ruling overturns Roe

Rep. Becky Currie (R-Brookhaven) said, “I am thrilled about the news.” It is horrible how it came out. I hesitate to celebrate until we get a full court report… But I believe that putting the decision back in the hands of the states is the best thing. It should have been this way since the beginning.” Currie, in 2018, authored House Bill 15,10, which bans abortions after 15 weeks. This bill is currently before the nation’s highest court in Dobbs/Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Politico reported Monday night that it had obtained a leaked U.S. Supreme Court majority opinion. This would allow states to regulate or ban abortions and overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision of 49 years ago. READ MORE: Report: U.S. Supreme Court to Overturn Roe v. Wade in Mississippi’s Abortion Case Mississippi is one 13-state state that has a law that would trigger if Roe was overturned. The 2007 law would prohibit abortion in most Mississippi cases. A second law, which was blocked by the federal court, was also passed by the state Legislature. It would prohibit abortions for six weeks. The decades-long effort by conservative legislators in Mississippi appears to be almost over. Currie and Senator Joey Fillingane (R-Sumrall), another pro-abortion advocate, stated that there would be plenty of work for the Republican supermajority state Legislature. Both stated that they would concentrate on banning abortion-inducing drug. Fillingane stated that, depending on the outcome of the court, if abortions are outlawed here, then the question of chemical abortions with drugs being overnighted out of state would be a fair topic to address. Currie stated that she would support a ban on state-issued abortion drugs. Currie, a registered nurse, said that she could go in at any time between 10 and 20 weeks of pregnancy and choose between the medication or the procedure. “… “I think that causes some major problems, when a woman is given a handful of medicines to go home to expel a baby,” Currie stated. Currie also said that she has seen reports that Congress was trying to codify the Roe v. Wade decision’s right to abortion in federal law. Currie stated, “That makes it very worrying.” There are still obstacles in Washington, D.C. “There are still hurdles in Washington, D.C. Mississippi Governor This was addressed by Tate Reeves via social media. Reeves wrote on Twitter, “Everyone is rightly outraged by the alleged leakage in the MS abortion case.” Let’s think bigger. America has been the West’s most radical country for decades. Our abortion laws look like China & N. Korea. We ask for wisdom and courage to (the U.S. Supreme Court). It is possible to save many lives!” House Speaker Philip Gunn tweeted Tuesday: “MS House Republicans led the fight for the unborn through the passage of HB1510 now under review in Dobbs. We are now in a position of protecting unborn lives because of their efforts. Although I condemn the leakage, I hope the Supreme Court will uphold the sanctity and overturn Roe.” Lieutenant Governor. Delbert Hosemann stated in a statement that he was pro-life religiously and personally. I’m very optimistic that Mississippi will win this case. However, this important constitutional decision to restore the rights of our state must not be compromised by criminal and unethical leaks. Any attempt to use political pressure against the judiciary branch of our government to thwart it is unacceptable and dangerous.” To help us continue important work such as this one, support this work by making a recurring donation today to celebrate our Spring Member Drive.