Louisiana joins 23 other states in attempt to overturn Roe V. Wade

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Attorney General Jeff Landry wants to overturn Roe. V. Wade as the state’s lead attorney believes it was wrongly decided 38 years ago.

“I will never waver in my defense of the unborn,” said Attorney General Landry. “And I will always support a state’s right to protect the unborn and their mothers.”

With that in mind, Louisiana is joining almost half of the United States via a legal brief.

The legal brief was filed at the Supreme Court “in support of Mississippi’s law banning abortions after 15 weeks.”

The Mississippi case that is front of the Supreme Court is known as Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

According to AG Landry’s office, “The amicus brief in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization argues that Roe v. Wade should be overturned because it has no basis in the Constitution.”

Louisiana is joining these states in the amicus brief:

  • Texas
  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

“Because the purported right to abortion lacks any textual or historical foundation, it is defined only by the Court’s constantly changing opinions,” wrote Attorney General Landry and his colleagues who believe decisions on abortion should be returned to the states.

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