Will Roe Fall?

America, prepare yourself for the most intense, emotional Supreme Court case in a generation. Yesterday, the Supreme Court granted review in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case challenging a Mississippi ban on abortions after fifteen weeks except in cases of medical emergency or severe fetal abnormality. 

Why will this abortion case be more intense than any in recent memory? Because, as Ed Whelan has written repeatedly in National Review, “The case provides an excellent vehicle for overruling Roe.” In fact, Whelan believes this might be the “best opportunity the Supreme Court will ever have” to end the Roe regime. He outlines four main reasons. 

First, because SCOTUS now has six conservative justices, it can overrule Roe by “supermajority.” 

Second, because the conservative judges are relatively young, the ruling promises to be “durable.” 

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