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Supreme Court Oral Arguments Today in Important Abortion Case

Attorney General Jeff Landry Urges SCOTUS To Overturn Roe vs. Wade

WASHINGTON, DC – The United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, a case that could return decisions about abortion policymaking to the states.

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, who
filed a legal brief in this case supporting Mississippi’s law limiting abortions after 15 weeks of gestation with exceptions for health emergencies and fetal abnormalities, hopes the court will rule in favor of the ban and overturn Roe v. Wade.

“By 15 weeks, children in the womb not only have formed all their major organs; but they also can feel pain,” said Attorney General Landry. “It is past time for our laws to reflect the science – protecting the health of the mother and the life of her unborn baby.”

Louisiana has a companion trigger law, nearly identical to Mississippi’s, that would go into effect if the Supreme Court upholds the 15-week ban.

"Our State’s representatives, held accountable by their constituents, should determine abortion policy not the federal government,” added Attorney General Landry. “The Constitution is clear: there is no right to abortion and the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

While oral arguments are December 1, a decision by the Supreme Court is not expected until well into next year.