Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor has joined an effort to overturn Roe v. Wade, urging the U.S. Supreme Court to do so through the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case. That’s a legal challenge focused on Mississippi’s ban on most abortions after 15 weeks. O’Connor filed a brief with a group of 24 Attorneys General. The group also wants the Roe follow up case, Planned Parenthood v. Casey, to be overturned.
“Human life begins at conception, and abortion is antithetical to our country’s foundation as a free and moral people,” O’Connor said. “When the Supreme Court issued Roe v. Wade in 1973, the Court did not adhere to the rule of law or the Constitution, but instead dehumanized an entire class of people by ordering states to allow the abortions. Moreover, it degraded the character of our nation as one that values compassion and condemns violence. My colleagues and I encourage the court to correct this egregious mistake, overturn the lower court’s ruling and allow states to protect their unborn children.”