Many of you have contacted us over the past week asking for a way to watch or listen to the US Supreme Court argument on the historic abortion case, Dobbs v. Jacksons Women’s Health Organization, taking place on the morning of Wednesday, December 1. Video livestream is not permitted in the Court, but audio livestream is available.
You can livestream the audio by registering here. Click on “Can’t Make It?”
A rally and speeches in front of the Court begins at 8 AM Eastern. The Court convenes to hear oral arguments in the Dobbs case at 10:00 AM Eastern Time.
You can also access the Court’s audio livestream at:
These sites will also offer a rebroadcast, if you are not able to listen live.
What you need to know:
Mississippi’s Gestational Age Act protects the health and wellbeing of pregnant mothers, the life and dignity of unborn children and the integrity of the medical profession by limiting abortion to 15 weeks gestation age except in medical emergencies or for severe fetal abnormality.
The specific question the Court will answer is whether a state may enact limits on abortion before viability, i.e. when the baby is capable of living outside the mother’s womb. The Supreme Court will consider the correctness of its previous rulings in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which severely limits the ability of states to protect their interests in unborn life and maternal health.
Notably, the State of Mississippi explains in its brief that neither the right to an abortion nor the viability line have any basis in constitutional text or history, and that medical research into fetal development over the last half century establishes that states have a compelling interest in protecting unborn life at 15 weeks.
This case represents the most significant challenge to Roe v. Wade and the viability standard in Planned Parenthood v. Casey in a generation. A decision by the US Supreme Court on this historic case is expected at the end of June, but that date is subject to change.
Let’s all pray for the Justices to be guided by great wisdom and compassion.
Human Life Action/National Committee for a Human Life Amendment
The above comes from a email sent Nov. 29.