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In the News: Michael Stokes Paulsen on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization

Law professor Michael Stokes Paulsen commented for Catholic News Agency on the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization.

From the article: Mississippi’s law bans most abortions after 15 weeks — well before the point of “viability” as established in Roe and upheld in Casey.

“The Dobbs case presents a square challenge to Roe v. Wade,” said Michael Stokes Paulsen, a law professor at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, in an email interview with CNA.

“So, Mississippi's law forbids abortions that Roe and Casey say must be permitted,” Paulsen said. “There's no way around the conflict between the Mississippi law and the court's precedents on abortion. One or the other has to go!”