Mary Grace Eppes | WAPT | September 20, 2021

JACKSON, Miss. - The U.S. Supreme Court has set oral arguments for Dec. 1 in Mississippi's abortion case challenging Roe v. Wade.

The case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, centers on a 2018 law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks except in medical emergencies or if the fetus has a severe abnormality. The law makes no exception for rape or incest and punishes doctors who do not follow its guidelines.

Two federal courts have already blocked the Mississippi law. The case will be the most important set of abortion-related oral arguments the court has heard since 1992.

Last month, three Supreme Court justices appointed by former President Donald Trump voted against a request to stop an abortion law in Texas from taking effect, which bans most abortions after six weeks.