My Assessment Of The Supreme Court’s Abortion Case

Fr. Frank Pavone

December 6, 2021


On Wednesday, December 1st, it was my privilege to speak on the plaza of the Supreme Court and to pray in thanksgiving for all your efforts on behalf of the unborn as the Justices of the Court discussed whether Roe vs. Wade and Planned Parenthood vs. Casey should be overturned.

One of the aspects of the oral arguments that it’s important to note is that the State of Mississippi and the Jackson abortion mill were not the only parties arguing. Someone else had requested – and was granted – time to argue before the Court for baby-killing and against Mississippi’s pro-life law.

It was the Biden Administration.

He sent his Solicitor General to argue that we should continue killing the unborn. Presidential Administrations can request time from the Court to argue on one side or another of these cases. President Trump, in fact, took advantage of that opportunity during his Administration to argue in front of the Court on the pro-life side.

In the case of Biden’s Solicitor General, I noticed that she called the so-called right to abortion “fundamental” more than once. But in that she got it wrong. The Court actually does not consider this right “fundamental” anymore. That was one of the ways in which Planned Parenthood vs. Casey modified Roe, by taking the abortion “right” down a notch, and expanding the ways that a state could regulate it.

The Biden Administration obviously has no regard for the people’s rights to craft policy on abortion, because one of the key problems this case points to is how the federal district court in Mississippi treated the Gestational Age Act which is under review here: they didn’t even consider, much less decide on, the weighty arguments the state made, with much evidence to accompany them, about the reasons for passing this law: the new knowledge we have about the humanity of the unborn, and about the harm abortion does to the health of woman and to the integrity of the medical profession.

They didn’t consider these things because of the special constitutional status abortion has. Biden’s Solicitor General argued that it should continue to have that special status. Meanwhile, the State of Mississippi, as well as hundreds of state and federal legislators who weighed in with the Court on Mississippi’s side, believe that the people should be able to craft policy on abortion through their elected representatives.

There’s much more to digest here.

Please read and study more about the arguments at, take part in our prayer campaign about it, and spread the word!

We’ll be back with much more analysis.

Fr. Frank Pavone

Priests for Life
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