The US Supreme Court will hear its first abortion case since President Trump’s nominees have taken the bench.
The Supreme Court has agreed to intervene in a lawsuit that challenges a state’s authority to regulate abortion. This case has developed to question what laws are fully supported by the constitution and backed by Supreme Court decisions. This case has an opportunity to drastically change individual states’ ability to make laws that further regulate abortion.
This case originated in 2018 in which Kentucky lawmakers made a law that prohibited abortions in which an unborn child is dismembered which still alive. This drastically impacted the abortion procedure making it much less likely for doctors to perform the procedure. This can be a precedent setting case as it would give more power to states to make regulatory laws.
The Supreme Court is expected to side with Kentucky lawmakers as they now have a 6-3 conservative lean. This will allow other states to create similar laws that will help outlaw abortion across the country. Pro-abortion groups are complaining about the Kentucky law and are making a push to make baby-killing practices free and open around the entire country.