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Mississippi asks the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade in upcoming abortion case

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A view of the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, March 15, 2019.

  • The state of Mississippi has asked the Supreme Court to overturn the landmark abortion ruling Roe v. Wade.
  • Lawyers called the Roe v. Wade ruling “egregiously wrong” in a brief filed on Thursday.
  • The state wants it overturned so it can uphold its own restrictions to abortion access, according to the brief.
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The state of Mississippi has asked the Supreme Court to overturn landmark abortion ruling Roe v. Wade in a case set to be argued in the court’s next term.

Mississippi wants Roe v Wade to be overturned so it can uphold its own restrictions to abortion access, according to a brief filed Thursday.

The legal brief by the state of Mississippi makes an explicit argument to throw out the pivotal 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide.

Lawyers for Mississippi called the Roe ruling “egregiously wrong” in the brief.

“The conclusion that abortion is a constitutional right has no basis in text, structure, history, or tradition,” the court filing says.

Lower courts have blocked Mississippi’s state law, which bans most abortions after 15 weeks into a pregnancy.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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