12 Republican Governors File a Brief With the Supreme Court to Overturn Roe v. Wade

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Twelve Republican governors, including Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, filed a brief with the Supreme Court requesting the overturn of Roe v. Wade.

The baby-killing Leftists’ worst nightmare has become a reality.

From the Tampa Bay Times:

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Florida on to an effort to have two of the most important abortion cases in U.S. history overturned by the nation’s highest court.

In a Thursday brief, DeSantis, along with ten other Republican governors, argued the Supreme Court should reconsider past decisions on the 1973 case Roe v. Wade and the 1992 case Planned Parenthood of Southeast Pennsylvania v. CaseyRoe established the constitutional right to an abortion nationally, and Casey reaffirmed that right while making it easier for states to legally pass some abortion regulations.

If the Supreme Court, which currently has a 6-3 conservative majority, were to overturn those cases, abortion law could be left up to individual states — which could then choose to ban the procedure or regulate it in a way not legal under current Supreme Court precedent.

Since the Tampa Bay Times’ reporting, the number of governors has grown to 12, and include:

  • Kay Ivey of Alabama
  • Doug Ducey of Arizona
  • Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas
  • Brian Kemp of Georgia
  • Brian Little of Idaho
  • Kim Reynolds of Iowa
  • Mike Parson of Missouri
  • Greg Gianforte of Montana
  • Kevin Stitt of Oklahoma
  • Greg Abbott of Texas
  • Henry McMaster of South Carolina.

According to CNN, 228 Republican members of Congress sent a similar brief to the court with the same request. The key focus of the brief:

The judicial constitutionalization of abortion represents an unwarranted intrusion into the sovereign sphere of the States. Returning to the States the plenary authority to regulate abortion without federal interference would restore the proper (i.e., constitutional) relationship between the States and the Federal Government. It also would produce positive results, including letting the democratic process work as intended, deescalating tensions on this divisive topic, and allowing the States to serve as laboratories of democracy for establishing and implementing suitable abortion regulations based on the latest scientific knowledge.

The Supreme Court is slated to hear the Mississippi case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, which challenges a law that bans abortion after 15 weeks gestation. As SCOTUSBlog reported, a decision in support of the state law,

could upend the Supreme Court’s landmark decisions in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, in which the court ruled that the Constitution protects the right to have an abortion before a fetus becomes viable.

This is what abortion rights advocates have feared and fought against for decades, so these additional briefs by the 12 governors and the U.S. representatives leave no doubt of this intent. Now that a conservative-leaning Supreme Court will review the case, an overturn of Roe v. Wade could become a possibility.

And the meltdown ensues: