Mississippi helps save lives in 15 weeks. Let’s return the abortion debate to the people.


Anti-abortion movement in Washington, DC in 2019.

Anti-abortion movement in Washington, DC in 2019.

The Supreme Court believed it was resolving the abortion debate 1973 Roe v. Wade.. However, since then, abortion policy has remained unresolved.

The state passed the law, the federal court disagreed with the ruling, what Special test It really makes sense that it was created by the Supreme Court just for abortion cases.Each year, elected leaders of the people pass legitimate legislation, and they are revoked one by one. Not elected federal judge..

In 2018, the Mississippi State Parliament Overwhelming When Bipartisan Passed legislation to support, protect women’s health and protect their lives thereafter 15 weeks gestation..Like many state laws passed Over the past few decades, the law has not even had the opportunity to be tried in federal court. Stopped..

This week I submitted my summary to the United States Supreme Court to uphold the law. Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization – And defending the right of people across the country to fully discuss abortion policies and legislation that protect women’s health and legitimate interests in fetal life.

Medicine and policy move forward

As a result of nearly 50 years of judicial legislative impasse, social debate on important policy issues, such as how to identify the dignity of women and their children, has been hampered. In my brief explanation, I ask the Supreme Court to set things up correctly and return the abortion policy to the political sector. There is a lot of discussion there, and ballot boxes can identify people’s will.

Abortion hurts: I was pressured to have an abortion of my children. For my first baby, I gave up.

There have been many changes in the 50 years, but courts have banned states from assessing those changes. In 1973, the feasibility was thought to be: 28 weeks..Today, many mothers sigh of relief as they pass by 22 weeks During their pregnancy.Just last month, a national headline celebrated Boy’s 1st birthday A person born in 21 weeks and 2 days. “Practicability” is any line that produces any result. Science and medicine will only continue to move forward, and that line will become an increasingly unreliable standard. Abortion policy should not remain bound by it.

In 1973, the condition of women at work and the stigma surrounding single parents were very different from today. Maternity leave and parental leave are now commonplace, as are workplace flexibility policies such as telework and hybrid schedules. Equivalent opportunity lawPassed primarily in the post-row world, it bans employment discrimination during pregnancy.

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NS Gig economy Opened options for freelance, part-time work and independent contracts. Today, just over one-third of American workers are in the gig economy, and if the trend continues, it could rise to more than half by 2027. Women do not have to choose between children and careers. As a single working mother who raised three children and became the first female Attorney General in Mississippi, I can prove it.

The state can serve women and babies

It’s time to free the state from outdated case law. We call on the courts to confirm Mississippi’s right to act on the legitimate interests of life and women’s health. The court finds that the state has significant interests, but the old cases of Roe v. Wade and the planned parent-child relationship v. Casey do not allow them to promote those interests.

Access to abortion: My patient should not have to fight this hard for an abortion. Will Biden enter the ring?

The Supreme Court has a great opportunity before that. Through the favorable Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization ruling, judges can eventually break out of the national debate on abortion and give it back to the people. As I wrote briefly:

“People’s fever about abortion can only collapse if this court returns the abortion policy to the United States. Agreements are more common, compromises are more possible, and disagreements can be resolved in ballot boxes. increase.”

Mississippi’s 15-week law is considered constitutional if the court follows the simple path set by the Constitution and its own 200-year legal reasoning. And it will return the decision on abortion policy to the people. By doing so, we can build a future in which the interests of mothers and babies are no longer in conflict, a future that recognizes the generation of women’s progress in society. A favorable ruling will allow people to empower women and promote their lives.

Lynn Fitch is the Attorney General of Mississippi.

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This article was originally published in USA TODAY: Mississippi’s 15-Week Abortion Ban: Returning Abortion Debate to State