12 Governors Ask Court to Give Abortion Issue Back to the States

Recently, the Supreme Court decided to hear a Mississippi case limiting abortion to the first trimester. Twelve U.S. Governors together filed a “Friend of the Court” brief asking the Court to take this opportunity to overturn the sweeping 1973 case Roe v Wade, making all state abortion laws unconstitutional. The Governors essentially encouraged the court to give the abortion issue back to the states. Even abortion champion, the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, believed the court’s 1973 decision was not only unusual in its scope but also lacked the wisdom of proceeding in degrees, giving abortion foes a clear “target to collectively aim at.”

Given 50 years of irreconcilable controversy caused by a small group of Federal judges foisting their abortion opinion upon all, perhaps the governors are right to let the states decide for themselves.

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