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Schmitt v. Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region, Inc.

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-3 8th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether Missouri’s restriction on abortions performed solely because the unborn child may have Down syndrome is categorically invalid under Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey and Roe v. Wade, or whether it is a valid, reasonable regulation of abortion that seeks to prevent the elimination of children with Down syndrome through eugenic abortion; (2) whether Missouri’s restrictions on abortions performed after eight, 14, 18, and 20 weeks of gestational age are categorically invalid, or whether they are valid, reasonable regulations of abortion that advance important state interests; and (3) whether the “penumbral” right to abortion recognized in Roe v. Wade, and partially reaffirmed in Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, should be overruled.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jun 30 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 2, 2021)
Jul 07 2021Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Eric S. Schmitt, in his official capacity as Attorney General of Missouri, et al.