For the first time since President Trump’s three Supreme Court nominees were seated, giving the court what is widely regarded as a 6-3 conservative majority, the justices will hear an abortion case.
The case is a bid by the Kentucky attorney to intervene in a lawsuit against a state abortion ban, which the current Democratic governor refuses to defend.
Politico reported “the court’s new conservative supermajority” will be watched for signs of whether it wants to revisit abortion and review cases such as the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.
The Kentucky case, Cameron v. EMW Women’s Surgical Center, is about the state’s 2018 ban on an abortion procedure in which the unborn infant is dismembered.
The law was signed by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, but federal courts blocked its implementation and Bevin’s successor, Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear, refuses to defend it. (Read more from “Abortion War Returns to Supreme Court in 2021” HERE)