Four Mississippi leaders praise Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade

Wicker said for three decades the State of Mississippi has been a pioneer in the fight for life.
Wicker said for three decades the State of Mississippi has been a pioneer in the fight for life.(Office of Senator Roger Wicker)
Published: Jun. 24, 2022 at 10:27 AM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Four political leaders in Mississippi are praising the historic Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade Friday.

The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place for nearly 50 years.

This outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, including Mississippi.

The ruling came more than a month after the leak of a draft opinion by Justice Samuel Alito indicating the court was prepared to take this momentous step.

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