Posts Tagged:Mississippi

Abortion, religious liberty, vaccine cases top Supreme Court’s busy 2021

This past year was busy for the nation’s high court, particularly with issues of interest to Catholics regarding abortion, religious liberty, COVID-19 vaccine mandates and the death penalty. This fall, all eyes were particularly on the court with its two cases looking at abortion laws in Texas and Mississippi. After hearing oral arguments in November,…Read More

Dobbs v. Jackson: What did Roberts, Kavanaugh, and Barrett say?

As the wait begins for a decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization abortion case, close attention will be paid to the comments and questions of three conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court that some observers view as possible swing votes: Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., and Associate Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Amy…Read More

Justices Debate Dobbs v Jackson Case with Questions from Conception to Viability

The oral arguments in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization presented a variety of issues for the justices to debate. The justices’ questions ranged from asking when life begins to why viability would be the most appropriate legal standard. President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, Ryan Anderson, joins to share his reaction to…Read More

Key excerpts from SCOTUS hearing on Mississippi abortion case

Justice Saumel Alito grilled a pro-choice lawyer during oral arguments in a major abortion case Wednesday over whether using viability as the threshold for when a state can ban abortion is a valid standard. “What would you say to the argument that has been made many times by people who are pro-choice and pro-life, that…Read More

7 things to know about the Dobbs abortion case now before the Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing a historic case on Dec. 1 that directly challenges Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide. Here’s what you need to know: The case, known as Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, involves a 2018 Mississippi law restricting most abortions after 15 weeks. “Dobbs” stands for…Read More

What makes Dobbs the best, and possibly last, chance to overturn Roe?

After nearly a half century of legal abortion throughout the United States, that precedent could fall  — or stand  — through one critical case now before the U.S. Supreme Court. Yet what makes it possibly the most significant abortion case in decades? The Supreme Court on Dec. 1 will hear arguments in the case of…Read More

More than 75 briefs filed supporting Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban at Supreme Court

More than 75 amicus briefs have been filed at the Supreme Court supporting Mississippi’s ban on most elective abortions after 15 weeks, the state’s attorney general said last week. Many of the briefs were filed by Catholic or pro-life organizations. In the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization – a critical abortion case…Read More

States consider restrictions on gender transitioning, transgender participation in girls’ sports

Lawmakers in Mississippi and Alabama have been debating bills concerning children who identify as transgender. The governor of Mississippi pledges to sign a bill that would prohibit males who identify as females from participating on girls’ sports teams. “I will sign our bill to protect young girls from being forced to compete with biological males…Read More