O’Connor was recently appointed and sworn in by Gov. Kevin Stitt on July 23.
This is O’Connor’s first big move since being sworn in by Stitt.
O’Connor said that the U.S. Supreme Court needs to also overturn the follow-up case, Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the lower Mississippi court ruling and allow the Mississippi law to stand.
The announcement says attorneys general from 24 states signed the brief.
“Human life begins at conception, and abortion is antithetical to our country’s foundation as a free and moral people,” Attorney General O’Connor said. “When the Supreme Court issued Roe v. Wade in 1973, the Court did not adhere to the rule of law or the Constitution, but instead dehumanized an entire class of people by ordering states to allow the abortions. Moreover, it degraded the character of our nation as one that values compassion and condemns violence. My colleagues and I encourage the court to correct this egregious mistake, overturn the lower court’s ruling and allow states to protect their unborn children.”
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