The most important abortion battle in decades is taking place today as U.S. Supreme Court justices hear oral arguments for Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
The case is a challenge to Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban and whether it’s unconstitutional. It was enacted in 2018, but was blocked after a federal court challenge. The state’s only abortion clinic, Jackson Women’s Health Organization, remains open and offers abortions up to 16 weeks of pregnancy.
Pro-life advocates are hopeful that, as a result of the Dobbs case, the high court will overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that invented abortion rights and forced them on the entire nation without congressional approval in 1973.
Some in the pro-choice crowd say a person’s life doesn’t actually begin until he or she is outside the womb, but the science shows an unborn baby at 15 weeks gestation is a living, breathing human being with unique DNA who can already feel pain.
In fact, by the time a baby reaches 15 weeks, her little heart has already beat nearly 16 million times and every major organ has developed.
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