Mississippi's limit on abortion after 15 weeks—which the Supreme Court is gearing up to co...

History and Science Both Support Mississippi’s Abortion Law | Opinion – Newsweek

Mississippi's limit on abortion after 15 weeks—which the Supreme Court is gearing up to consider this fall—is supported by historical legal principles as well as the latest science.The state's obligation to protect life is rooted in centuries of common law and legal history. The United States ratified the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, which states that no person shall be deprived of "life, liberty or property, without due process of law," in 1868. Long before that, our Founders outlined the obligation to protect life in the Declaration of Independence, and they in turn relied on the common law tradition, as …

 

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