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Mississippi Asks Supreme Court to Overturn Roe, Abortion Rights

  • Attorney general seeks ‘full break’ from abortion precedents
  • Mississippi brief raises stakes in case court is set to hear
The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

Photographer: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg
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Mississippi called on the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the constitutional right to abortion, raising the stakes in a polarizing clash the justices are set to hear in the term that starts in October.

In a court filing Thursday, Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch called the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, which legalized abortion nationwide, “egregiously wrong.” She said the case for overturning Roe and a 1992 follow-up ruling was “overwhelming.”