Modern medicine's on Mississippi's side

Modern medicine's on Mississippi's side

Modern medicine's on Mississippi's side

As the date has been set for the Supreme Court to hear arguments over an abortion case out of The Magnolia State, an advocate for political renewal says the state's last remaining abortion clinic does not seem to care that science does not support its position.

Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health Organization involves Mississippi's law banning most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. At issue is whether all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortions are unconstitutional.

Jackson Women's Health Organization claims there is "no medical evidence that a fetus would be viable at 15 weeks," but Jameson Taylor, Ph.D. of the Center for Political Renewal supports the law.

"Roe v Wade and other related cases … are based on old case law and old science," Dr. Taylor says. "The rest of the world -- except for rogue countries like China and North Korea -- limit abortion after the first trimester, and they do that because late-term abortions are dangerous for women. So what Mississippi did with that law was say, 'We're going to follow the international scientific and medical consensus, and we are going to regulate abortion after that first trimester.'"

Oral argument has been scheduled for the first of December. Various organizations, including Dr. Taylor's Center for Political Renewal, have filed briefs in support of Mississippi, while other briefs urge support of the pro-abortion crowd.

"Our brief shows how abortion has not liberated women and instead has facilitated the abuse of women," Dr. Taylor explains. "It has facilitated the abuse of children by covering up for statutory rapists, it has subverted family life, and most important, abortion has not empowered women, but it has devalued motherhood and also undermined fatherhood."