by Michael W. Chapman, CNS News
If the Supreme Court eventually rules that the Mississippi law is constitutional, it would upend the Roe v. Wade rules on fetal viability, which claim that viability starts at 24 weeks into pregnancy.
In a brief submitted to the high court, the Coalition for Jewish Values, the Jewish Pro-Life Foundation, and several rabbis said, “The history of Judaism includes many existential threats to Jewish life in the form of state sponsored mass murder. This makes us especially sensitive to the plight of children in the womb, whose protection under the law was completely abrogated by Roe v. Wade, Doe v. Bolton and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.”
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“This tragic human rights violation must be remedied,” they wrote. “The Mississippi law in this case seeks to protect the God-given right to life for babies of 15 weeks gestation and beyond. Yet, most significant developmental milestones occur during the first eight weeks following conception. A baby’s heart beats at 22 days, and her brain-waves can be measured at 6 weeks. At 9 weeks all internal organs are present and the baby is sensitive to touch.”
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