Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has signed a Congressional Member Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), led by Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) and co-signed by several House Republican Members, urging SCOTUS to uphold the constitutionality of pre-viability restrictions on abortion in Mississippi State law, or return the case to the lower courts for full consideration.
The United States is one of only seven countries in the world to allow for abortion after five months, more than halfway through pregnancy. This Member Amicus Brief argues SCOTUS has repeatedly failed to clarify the definition of viability post Roe v. Wade, resulting in Federal Courts increasingly perceiving the viability line as a prohibition on any type of abortion restriction.
“The standard for viability through the eyes of the Supreme Court remains unclear. This allows lower Courts to interpret the viability standard differently, negatively impacting states’ ability to determine their own abortion regulations,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “The vast majority of Americans do not support abortion after the first three months of pregnancy. I am proud to join my House and Senate colleagues in sending this amicus brief to stand up for the unborn and give states the clarity they deserve.”
Read the full amicus brief here.