The Supreme Court admitted a case on abortion, the first since the appointment of the conservative Justice Amy Coney Barrett, last year under the administration of the then president, Donald Trump.
The verdict she may issue could show the direction of the court to both pro-life citizens and pro-choice abortionists given that it could significantly change the legal approach to the sensitive issue, and, eventually, tend to further protect the life of unborn babies, alternative media outlet El American reported on March 30.
The specific case was made by Kentucky state Attorney General Daniel Cameron, who appealed to the Supreme Court to continue to defend a state pro-life law in court after lower courts struck it down, and if there are no other state public officials to step up to defend it.
On the other side is Kentucky’s new Democratic governor, Andy Beshear, who decided not to continue the legal defense of the law’s constitutionality.
Although the Supreme Court will not decide on an abortion lawsuit, it will establish a precedent that would impact the jurisprudence on the issue.
The tug of war between Cameron and the Kentucky governor’s office, began because the former Republican governor signed into law in 2018 a law banning the use of the “dilation and evacuation” abortion method for pregnancies of 15 weeks or more.
In this heinous procedure the unborn baby is literally torn apart inside the uterus or birth canal, then the resulting parts are removed.
But this law was later struck down by a federal court, prompting Cameron to appeal to the Supreme Court.
The court will not rule on the constitutionality of the pro-life law, but only on whether Cameron can continue to defend it.
Cameron explained his commitment to defending the law and the will of Kentuckians who support it.
“This law reflects the conscience of Kentucky by banning the gruesome practice of live dismemberment abortions, and it’s important that Kentuckians have a voice before our nation’s highest court. I was elected to provide that voice, and we look forward to making our case to the Supreme Court,” Cameron stated.
Observers are watching to see which way the nine justices, 6 of whom are conservative, will vote, which would eventually give Cameron the victory.
Based on the outcome, the possible repeal of the controversial Roe v. Wade law, which decriminalized induced abortion in the country, may or may not go forward. Eventually it could also have serious implications for the institutional makeup of the federal government.