LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge joined a brief filed today with the Supreme Court on behalf of 24 states as amici curiae arguing that Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey should be overruled. This brief, led by Texas, supports a Mississippi law that bans abortions after 15 weeks, except in medical emergencies. Counting Mississippi, which argues in its own brief that the Court should overrule Roe and Casey, half the states in the U.S. are now asking the Supreme Court to overrule Roe.
“The Constitution does not require Arkansans to allow the killing of an innocent unborn child,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “Roe was wrong on the day it was decided, and the time has long passed for the Supreme Court to overrule it. I have worked to make Arkansas the most pro-life state in the Nation, and I will not stop until all babies are protected.”
The case is Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, No. 19-1392, and the 24-state brief is available here.