When the Supreme Court reversed Roe v. Wade, undoing 50 years of women controlling their own bodies (and their own lives), the rationale was that each state should decide for itself whether abortion would be legal. Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization was explicitly about letting states decide, once the Court concluded the Constitution did not confer the right to an abortion.
You’d think that would be enough for anti-abortion activists. But you’d be wrong.
Mississippi’s Attorney General, Lynn Fitch, who was responsible for bringing the Dobbs case, wrote an op-ed about it in November of 2021. She concluded, “I have great faith in the American people and our elected leaders, so I am certain that when the court overturns Roe, an honest debate over true policy will ensue. It will be messy, and it will be hard, and that debate may play out differently and reach different conclusions from state to state. But that is the role the Constitution gave to us, to the people, and that is the role the court needs to return to us now.”