A federal judge has struck down Mississippi’s ban on abortion at 15 weeks.
“Mississippi’s law violates Supreme Court precedent, and in doing so it disregards the Fourteenth Amendment guarantee of autonomy for women desiring to control their own reproductive health,” Reeves, an appointee of former President Barack Obama, wrote in his opinion.
He went on to ponder whether the state had intended to challenge Roe, noting that the Supreme Court has a different makeup under Trump. It has become more conservative under Trump’s nominees, Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.
“If overturning Roe is the State’s desired result, the State will have to seek that relief from a higher court,” Reeves wrote.