On Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States will be hearing two major cases that revolve around abortion and new pro-life legislation.
The two cases being watched today are “Whole Woman’s Health vs. Jackson,” as well as “The United States vs. Texas.” Both cases challenge Texas’ latest pro-life law that limits abortions to about six weeks of pregnancy. Central to Texas law is the ability for private citizens to enact civil suits against those who break the law.
Earlier in September, the court ruled in favor of allowing the law to take effect. This prompted Justice Sotomayor to say, “The Court should not be so content to ignore its constitutional obligations to protect not only the rights of women but also the sanctity of its precedents and of the rule of law.”
The cases will be presented to a Supreme Court that currently has a conservative majority, three of which were appointed by President Donald Trump.
While attention is being paid toward Texas’ new laws, the court is set to hear a case against Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban on December 1.