It was reported by ConservativeBrief that a Constitutional law professor has predicted that the U.S. Supreme Court is likely to overrule Roe v. Wade.University of St. Thomas law professor Teresa Collett argued that abortion “has no roots in the Constitution.”
“Roe is purely a judicial creation — it has no roots in the language of the Constitution, American history, or our legal traditions. As such, what the Court created, the Court can reject,” she told The Catholic Spirit.
After nearly 50 years of abortion on demand, Collett said the court finally may overturn Roe.
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“Truth is on our side,” she said. “As a majority of the judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit recognized in Planned Parenthood v. Rounds, abortion terminates ‘the life of a whole separate, unique living human being.’”
“Roe v. Wade was a political decision when made, and it remains a deeply contested political decision today …” she said. “Whether the Court overrules or upholds Roe v. Wade, large numbers of Americans will see the Court as issuing a political decision.”
Collett continued: “The case of Roe v. Wade was originally accepted by the Court to decide a narrow procedural issue. It was only through a series of historical accidents and the determination of Justices (William) Douglas and (William) Brennan that a majority of justices were persuaded to transform the case into one focused on the constitutionality of abortion.”
“We are winning the hearts and minds of our fellow citizens on this issue. We must simply pray and persevere as we continue walking with moms in need,” she said.
Back in December, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the most important abortion case in nearly three decades.
The nation’s highest court is reviewing a Mississippi law that would ban nearly all abortions after 15 weeks.
During oral arguments, Justice Clarence Thomas asked a pointed question that should have pro-abortion liberals worried.
”Does a mother have a right to ingest drugs and harm a pre-viable baby? Can the state bring child neglect charges against the mother?“ he asked.