Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-12-01 19:42:39 –
Nashville, Tennessee (WTV) F — The US Supreme Court began a Mississippi Law hearing on Wednesday banning miscarriage after 15 weeks.
The ruling in the case could change the way Tennessee and all other states deal with abortion.
Abortion is a long-discussed issue here in the Hall of Parliament in Tennessee.
However, it was the law of the neighboring state that was brought to the US Supreme Court.
The case focuses on the Roe v. Wade case and whether restrictions on abortion put an undue burden on women.
According to Professor Suzanna Sherry of Vanderbilt University, there are two ways to do this.
“The important thing is whether they dismiss Roe. [vs. Wade] Or whether they support the legislation without dismissing Law, “Sherry said. And if they support the legislation without overturning Roe, but simply state the legislation and do not impose an undue burden, it will be a case-by-case decision again. “
Sherry said the court believes it supports Mississippi law.
Some Tennessee laws have gone through an appeal process.
It will ban abortion after 6 weeks.
A state Democrat who listened to the hearing said it would take the choice out of the mother’s hands.
“”[It’s] It is essential to outlaw abortion, “said Nashville Democrat John Ray Clemmons. Are you going to return to the woman who is doing this secretly or illegally? “
Republicans who promoted Tennessee law said the US Supreme Court should never make a decision in the hands of the state.
“It gives people the power to determine these issues regarding abortion,” said Mount Juliet Republican Rep. Susan Lynn. “It’s very important because that power has been in use for 50 years.”
Even if the US Supreme Court upholds the Mississippi River law, it does not mean that the Tennessee law banning abortion in six weeks will withstand the same scrutiny.
The court’s decision may be announced in June.
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