Republican Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton has predicted that the United States Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade later this year as its hearing challenge to a Mississippi abortion ban law.
First reported by The Washington Free Beacon, Sen. Cotton told an audience at a Federalist Society conference that the SCOTUS is highly likely to overturn Roe given that we have a conservative majority right now and these conservative justices are textualists or originalists when it comes to interpreting the U.S. Constitution.
“The only thing standing in the way of justices doing the right thing is the intense social pressure of liberal elites,” said Sen. Cotton at this conference. “Now is the time for true friends of the Constitution to speak up,” he added.
Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett were either previous members or have received support from the Federalist Society during their nominations.
The SCOTUS is about to hear oral arguments for Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization later this year, most probably in December. This will consider if the 2018 Mississippi abortion ban that prevents abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy violates the U.S. Constitution. A similar law was just approved in Texas.
Several pro-life activists are excited and have positive assurance that the SCOTUS will rule in their favor and the long-standing Roe will be overturned this year.
Pro-Choice activists on the other hand are really outraged by the fact that SCOTUS supported the Texas Fetal Heartbeat law essentially banning abortion after 15 weeks. Many prominent Democrats have gone as far as suggesting packing the SCOTUS with additional justices if the decision is not in their favor.
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