Mississippi asked the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade

Mississippi asked the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade

The Mississippi Attorney General, during a briefing on Thursday, called on the Supreme Court to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision at the next session — when the judges will consider Mississippi’s ban on almost all abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

Calling the historic decision that first shaped the constitutional right to abortion «blatantly wrong,» Attorney General Lynn Fitch also referred to «Planned Parenthood v. Casey.»

«Only the complete cancellation of these decisions can prevent the harm caused by them,» she said.

«The claim that abortion is a constitutional right has no grounds, neither according to the law, nor according to history, nor according to traditions.»

«Restrictions on abortion services disproportionately harm people who already face significant barriers to access to health care, especially black people, Native Americans, and those who already find it difficult to make ends meet,» said the Center for Reproductive Rights, which protects the only abortion clinic in Mississippi in the face of the new ban.

«If the Roe is canceled, states that are hostile to abortion rights may move to a complete ban on them, and this will affect the same people the most,» the center said.