Among the numerous events happening in Washington, the Supreme Court is currently hearing the case of Dobbs v. Jackson’s Women’s Health Organization that revolves around Mississippi’s ban on abortions after 15 weeks.
The debate on abortions has become heated recently since the law was blocked by a federal court back in May.
The main challenge the case presents is that abortion is a protected right before fetal viability. While the Supreme Court is still hearing the case, Justice Clarence Thomas questioned the Constitution and where it states abortion is protected.
Wanting to know exactly where abortion falls under, Thomas asked, “Would you specifically tell me, specifically state what the right is, is it specifically abortion? Is it a liberty? Is it liberty? Is it autonomy? Is it privacy?”
One of the lawyers challenging the law said, “The right is grounded in the liberty component of the 14th Amendment, Justice Thomas. But I think that it promotes interest in autonomy, bodily integrity, liberty, and equality. And I do think it is specifically the right to abortion here, the right of a woman to be able to control, without the state forcing her to continue a pregnancy, whether to carry that baby to term.”
Justice Thomas would continue, adding, “I understand we’re talking about abortion here. But what is confusing is that we if we were talking about the Second Amendment, I know exactly what we’re talking about. If we’re talking about the Fourth Amendment, I know what we’re talking about because it’s wri…