Supreme Court might indicate on Tuesday that the institution is willing to revisit a verdict taken on old abortion case of Roe v. Wade. Certain orthodox laws have been introduced in states like Alabama and Georgia making abortion restrictive. The old laws of women having complete constitutional right to terminate pregnancies have been nullified. The recent verdict on abortion was made after approval from Justice Brett Kavanaugh who was appointed in the panel by President Trump. His addition in the jury inclined towards the conservation decision that was made.
These recently passed laws would take time before getting passed from top courts of the country as well as lower courts. However, there were two laws that restricted abortions in Indiana back in 2016. Those were signed by contemporary Gov. Mike Pence which would soon be reviewed. Justices did a confidential meeting on May 24th 2019 in order to vote whether or not the case should be reviewed at all. The result of the meeting is scheduled to be announced on May 28th 2019. Four votes are needed for the court to take up the case.
One law of Indiana states that abortion cannot be done in discriminatory cases. For instance, discriminations of race and disabilities of the baby would not be entertained. Another law says that an ultrasound test must be done 18 hours prior to abortion. However, the lower courts did not let the laws execute. Experts have predicted that Supreme Court would not decide by the most restrictive law even if the case is reviewed.
The five orthodox judges are unlikely to let the previous verdict turn upside down. There are higher chances that the case might be weakened rather than being eliminated. Reproductive Rights groups might take it differently in case of absolute reversal of the verdict. A lawyer from American Civil Liberties Union said that they do not want to see complete change of verdict in Roe v. Wade case.