CNA Staff, Oct 23, 2020 / 13:01 pm
The Mississippi Attorney General on Thursday urged the US Supreme Court to hear a case regarding the state's ban on most abortions from 15 weeks into pregnancy, citing a circuit split over a question raised in the suit.
Lynn Fitch submitted a brief petitioning for writ of certiorari in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization Oct. 22.
"The circuit split...continues to grow," she wrote, over the question "whether the validity of a pre-viability law that protects women's health, the dignity of unborn children, and the integrity of the medical profession and society should be analyzed under Casey's 'undue burden' standard or Hellerstedt's balancing of benefits and burdens."
"This case remains an ideal vehicle to promptly resolve both that question and the first question presented-the contradictions in this Court's decisions over use of 'viability' as a bright line for measuring pro-life legislation," Fitch stated.