Republican Senators – Ted Cruz (TX), Josh Hawley (MO) and Mike Lee (UT) have filed a 33 page brief urging the Supreme Court to overturn the landmark abortion decision Roe vs. Wade.
“Roe and Casey should be overruled, and the question of abortion legislation should be returned to the states,” they write in the brief, referring to the historic 1992 decision.
“Where a legal doctrine has repeatedly failed to offer clarity — where it has proved unworkable in the past and will likely engender unpredictable consequences in the future — its existence constitutes an open invitation to judges to interpret it according to their own policy preferences, usurping the constitutional prerogatives of the legislature,” the brief continues.
Per The Hill “the filing comes after Mississippi’s attorney general urged the justices last week in a brief to overrule Roe when the justices review Mississippi’s ban on virtually all abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.”
Anti-abortion conservatives are hoping the 6-3 conservative majority will be a sympathetic audience for their efforts.