Lawmakers Ask Supreme Court To Reconsider Roe v. Wade

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Lawmakers Ask Supreme Court To Reconsider Roe v. Wade
The brief comes in response to a challenge of a Louisiana abortion access law scheduled to be heard by the Supreme Court in March.
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39 U.S. senators and 168 U.S. representatives are asking the Supreme Court to reconsider and possibly overturn Roe V. Wade. The amicus brief, signed by mostly Republicans, was filed Thursday.

The brief comes in support of a Louisiana abortion access law that is being challenged in a case scheduled to heard by the Supreme Court in March. The law in question requires a doctor performing an abortion to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles. Critics argue that is not medically justified. 

The brief states that "Forty-six years after Roe was decided, it remains a radically unsettled precedent," adding that "Roe's jurisprudence has been haphazard from the beginning."

In December, a brief signed by mostly Democrats was filed in support of the challenge of the Louisiana abortion access law and Roe v. Wade.

 A decision should come before the end of June.  

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN