Sen. Mitt Romney: ‘I Hope Supreme Court Finds in Favor of Mississippi Law’ Banning Abortion after 15 Weeks

By Julia Johnson | June 16, 2021 | 4:55pm EDT
Sen. Mitt Romney
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“I hope that the Supreme Court finds in favor of the Mississippi law,” Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said, alluding to an upcoming Supreme Court case, when asked if an unborn baby at 15 weeks is a human being.

At the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, CNS News asked Romney the following question:

“The Supreme Court this fall will review a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Is an unborn baby at 15 weeks a human being?”

“I’m pro-life and am supportive of efforts to reduce abortions,” Romney replied. “And I hope that the Supreme Court finds in favor of the Mississippi law,” the senator added.

The Supreme Court will hear arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization to address the issue of "whether all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortions are unconstitutional."

In 2018, Mississippi passed a law that prohibits abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, except in cases of a medical emergency or severe fetal abnormality. Under Roe v. Wade, abortions in most states are restricted past 24 weeks of pregnancy, the time at which an unborn baby is considered viable. 

The Mississippi law has been challenged in the lower courts and the state lost in those rulings. Now, the Supreme Court will take up the case.

Below is a transcript of the exchange: 

CNS News: “The Supreme Court this fall will review a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Is an unborn baby at 15 weeks a human being?”

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah): “I’m pro-life and am supportive of efforts to reduce abortions and I hope that the Supreme Court finds in favor of the Mississippi law.”

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