Roe v. Wade Reversal On Track
There has not been a case on track to reverse Roe v. Wade quite like Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization in Mississippi. The challenge arose after Mississippi law banned abortion after 15 weeks.
In response, the state of Mississippi asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade and allow for individual states to ban abortion after the judicially created viability point that has been cited in the past. One of the prominent reasons Roe v. Wade has been able to remain law for decades is a legal precedent called stare decisis. ACLJ Senior Counsel Andy Ekonomou says, “It is not a bar. It is a judicially created principle that espouses the idea that cases decided the same way should be decided the same way on the same facts of law. But it does not prohibit the Supreme Court or any court to say we got it wrong, and we need to rectify by reversing Roe v. Wade in this case.” More on the historic case from “Sekulow” on the ACLJ blog.