As the Supreme Court’s new term begins this week with the resumed in-person hearings, it is set to hear cases several controversial laws.

The biggest of all is a new abortion law from Mississippi that challenges the constitutionality of Roe v. Wade, a Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion almost a half-century old.

Mississippi’s Attorney General Lynn Fitch (R) has openly challenged Roe v. Wade, explicitly requested the judges to use the state’s 15-week abortion ban to overrule Roe and related laws.

“This Court should overrule Roe and Casey,” Fitch wrote in the petition to the Supreme Court back in July. “Roe and Casey are egregiously wrong. They have proven hopelessly unworkable. And nothing but a full break from those cases can stem the harms they have caused.”

On Saturday, hundreds of anti-abortion protests were organized across the country to condemn the recent move by red states to impose restrictions on abortion rights. Over 660 marches were estimated to have taken place throughout the United States.

These nationwide protests come as Texas’ ban on abortion after six weeks of pregnancy was recently allowed to go into effect by the Supreme Court.

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