Republicans are making a move to overturn Roe v Wade and it might just work this time.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has joined forces with 10 other Republican governors and filed a petition with the Supreme Court.
Along with DeSantis, 10 other GOP governors signed the brief: Kay Ivey of Alabama, Doug Ducey of Arizona, Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas, Brian K. Kemp of Georgia, Brad Little of Idaho, Kim Reynolds of Iowa, Mike Parson of Missouri, Greg Gianforte of Montana, J. Kevin Stitt of Oklahoma, and Greg Abbott of Texas.
While this may appear at first glance to be a move to outlaw abortion, it is actually an action that would leave regulation of abortion to the states.
Federal rules have overturned local desires to maintain morals and traditions by mandating that every state adheres to their ruling on what can be widely considered a hotly debated topic. GOP Governors are citing the U.S. Constitution and claiming the Federal Government has long overreached into issues that are reserved for the states to handle.
Ron DeSantis asks the Federal Government to correct their mistake in their abortion jurisprudence and recognize that the test of the Fourteenth Amendment has nothing to do with abortion.
Mississippi Attorney General Lyn Fitch says that some believe Roe v. Wade had settled the issue of abortion once and for all but in reality, it created a “special-rules regime for abortion jurisprudence”. She believes that this has caused laws that lack focus on their objective and stunt the advancement of society.
The great thing is that the Supreme Court has agreed to take up this case and will begin hearing arguments in the fall.
This is really going to be the greatest test for this "conservative" majority Supreme Court. However, this is the same Supreme Court that has failed us many times already, aligning themselves with the liberal justices on the Supreme Court.