The US Supreme Court today agreed to decide Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. For background on Dobbs, see this link.
The Court limited its consideration to the first question presented by Mississippi’s cert petition: “Whether all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortions are unconstitutional.”
The cert petition was filed almost a year ago and there was been much speculation about the reasons for the Court’s delay in deciding whether to hear the case.
Dobbs, which involves the constitutionality of Mississippi’s ban on most abortions after 15 weeks, sets up a major challenge to the Court’s abortions decisions. The case will be argued in the Court’s next Term and likely won’t be decided until the spring of 2022.