Supreme Court to hear blockbuster Mississippi abortion case December 1
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Mississippi officials are asking the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Washington — The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a high-stakes dispute over a Mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks on December 1, the court announced Monday. The high court in May agreed to hear the case over Mississippi's ban. The state officials pushing for the law to stand are asking the justices to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that established a woman's right to an abortion. The request from the state for the Supreme Court to reverse its abortion precedents came after the court agreed to take up the case and its conservative majority widened to 6-3 with the addition of Justice Amy Coney Barrett last year. The question before the court is whether "all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortion are unconstitutional." Under the court's…