U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) is encouraging prayers as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments regarding a Mississippi abortion law that bans abortions after 15 weeks. Pro-choice advocates are concerned that the conservative majority on the court may overturn Roe vs. Wade.
Hyde-Smith, a pro-life advocate, today participated in a news conference and delivered a floor speech in support of Mississippi’s 2018 law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks.
“The Supreme Court should uphold Mississippi’s law, bringing our nation closer to the international consensus on human rights for the unborn,” Hyde-Smith said. “As a legislator, I am confident in saying it is time for our laws to reflect what the rest of the world has already figured out—that life exists before birth and it needs to be protected.”
Hyde-Smith will also participate in a rally Wednesday morning outside the Supreme Court as it hears oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which presents a direct challenge to the 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade.
“Since the Supreme Court announced it would take up the Dobbs case, I have been earnestly praying for this case. I have prayed for the members of the Supreme Court to be open to the legal and moral arguments against Roe v. Wade. May God grant them the wisdom for the task and grace for the unborn,” Hyde-Smith said.
“Today, tonight, and tomorrow morning, I will be praying without ceasing. I hope each of you will join me in prayer for this historic court decision that started in Mississippi,” she said. “May the Dobbs case restore the sanctity of life and reverse the moral stain of Roe v. Wade.”
Among her arguments in favor of upholding the law at issue in Dobbs, Hyde-Smith said medical advances provide more proof of the personhood of unborn infants. She also asserted that the Roe v. Wade decision has led to “a terrible moral stain” on the United States, which is one of seven of the most permissive abortion-on-demand nations in the world.
Hyde-Smith, who signed a congressional amicus brief in favor of the state of Mississippi in Dobbs, also emphasized the point that upholding the Mississippi law and overturning Roe v. Wade would return the abortion issue to the political process and away from unelected activist judges.
Read Hyde-Smith’s speech here: