Supreme Court Will Take Up Abortion Case Targeting Roe on Dec. 1

Sept. 20, 2021, 4:56 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court scheduled arguments for Dec. 1 on its biggest abortion case in a generation, a Mississippi appeal that seeks to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling.

The case, which the court will resolve by late June, centers on a law that would ban abortion in almost all circumstances after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The court will consider it amid a push by Republican-controlled states for even tighter restrictions, including Texas’s new ban on abortion at about the six-week mark.

The Mississippi clash will be the only case argued on Dec. 1, giving the justices flexibility to ...

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