WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today joined his colleagues in filing an amicus brief in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization urging the court to uphold Mississippi’s law to protect unborn babies after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
“The Supreme Court has the opportunity to faithfully interpret the Constitution and overturn a deadly precedent,” said Sen. Moran. “Mississippi’s bold stance to protect the lives of unborn children directly challenges the basis of Roe v. Wade, and I joined this brief to stand with them and the vulnerable unborn who cannot defend themselves.”
The full amicus brief can be found HERE.
Other senators signed on to the brief include Senators Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Richard Shelby, (R-Ala.), James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), John Thune (R-S.D.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), James Risch (R-Idaho), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Joni K. Ernst (R-Iowa), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Todd Young (R-Ind.), John Kennedy (R-La.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Cynthia Lummis (R-.Wyo.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), and Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala).
Additionally, 189 members of the U.S. House of Representatives also joined the brief.
Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization involves a 2018 Mississippi law, the Gestational Age Act, which limits abortion to 15 weeks' gestation except in a medical emergency and in cases of “severe fetal abnormality.” Mississippi abortion clinic, Jackson Women’s Health Organization, sued the state over the law.
This fall, the Supreme Court will hear the case on the question of “whether all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortions are unconstitutional.” The Supreme Court has not addressed this question since Roe v. Wade.
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