Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has joined former Vice President Mike Pence in calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the 1973 landmark decision of Roe v. Wade.
Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch filed an amicus brief to the nation’s high court, arguing that the Roe and other decisions were “egregiously wrong” and should be overturned. Fitch is challenging the Supreme Court on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which involves a Mississippi law that bans abortions after 15 weeks. Pence’s Advancing American Freedom filed a brief last week in support of the Mississippi abortion ban
“Societal developments since Roe and Casey were decided indicate that this court’s disregard for the value of human life and its minimization of society’s fundamental interest in protecting unborn children has in fact substantially harmed people’s views of themselves and their places in society,” the organization said in a statement..
Other conservative organizations have filed similar briefs, including the Family Research Council and the Minnesota Family Council. The Supreme Court will consider these “friend-of-the-court” briefs in hopes that it would influence the 6-3 conservative majority on the court.
A coalition of 11 Republican governors filed a joint brief calling on the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. In the brief, the governors contend that the court’s ruling overextends federal power and should leave decisions regarding abortion up to state legislatures. Along with Parson, signers of the brief include Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem and Republican governors from Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Oklahoma and Texas.
Additional briefs have been filed by Sens. Josh Hawley, Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, as well as a coalition of 230 members of Congress.
The move by the nation’s governors comes as polls continue to show a majority of Americans expressing pro-life views.
–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice