Virginia Attorney General Encourages Supreme Court to Do Away With Roe v. Wade

The newly minted Virginia attorney general is pushing for the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that legalized abortion.

QUICK FACTS:
  • The newly minted Virginia attorney general is pushing for the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that legalized abortion.
  • Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares sent a letter to the Supreme Court advising the court that they supported overturning Roe v. Wade according to The Epoch Times.
  • Miyares decision is a reversal of the office’s earlier opinion on the Dobbs v. v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
  • According to the letter set on behalf of the Virginia official, both Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey were “wrongly decided.”
WHAT MIYARES ARGUED IN HIS LETTER:
  • “Following the change in administration on Jan. 15, 2022, the attorney general has reconsidered Virginia’s position in this case,” the letter states.
  • “The purpose of this letter is to notify the court that Virginia no longer adheres to the arguments contained in its previously filed brief. Virginia is now of the view that the Constitution is silent on the question of abortion, and that it is therefore up to the people in the several states to determine the legal status and regulatory treatment of abortion.”
  • “This court should restore judicial neutrality to the abortion debate by permitting the people of the several states to resolve these questions for themselves,” the letter concludes.
BACKGROUND:
  • The Supreme Court is hearing two cases, one of which is Dobbs, in objection to laws nationwide that have restricted abortion to only apply to instances where there is no detectable heartbeat in the infant, or in cases of threat to the life of the mother as CNN reported.  
  • While Texas’ recent abortion law caused a massive uproar, Dobbs is a case concerning the Mississippi abortion “Heartbeat” abortion law, according to Fox News.