by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent
(Worthy News) – More than 300 lawmakers in 35 states have signed an amicus brief for submission to the US Supreme Court, arguing that the 1973 Roe v Wade case which legalized abortion before viability is unconstitutional, Just the News reports. Prepared by University of Michigan Law school graduate Jacob Weaver, the brief further argues that abortion laws are a matter for individual states to decide.
The brief has been drafted following the Supreme Court’s announcement that it will hear arguments The briefs follow a May U.S. Supreme Court decision to hear arguments in a Mississippi case about the constitutionality of banning abortion from 15 weeks gestation.
Acting on Weaver’s behalf, Michigan attorneys Matthew Gronda and Philip L. Ellison are expected to submit the brief to the Supreme Court this week, Just the News said. “We’re hoping to accomplish protecting life within our respective states as best as possible,” Weaver told The Center Square. “Roe v. Wade was abundantly unconstitutional. It’s now clear that it’s life in the womb, not potential life.”
“Roe and Casey are egregiously wrong. The conclusion that abortion is a constitutional right has no basis in text, structure, history, or tradition,” the brief reads. “Roe broke from prior cases, Casey failed to rehabilitate it, and both recognize a right that has no basis in the Constitution.”
Some 22 anti-abortion groups and a number of legislators rallied around the purpose of the brief, and were responsible for collecting the lawmakers’ signatures, Just the News said.
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