Conservative justices reject high court petition over 'fetal personhood' rights
The Supreme Court rejected a petition on Tuesday over whether fetuses are entitled to constitutional rights.
Justices declined the appeal brought by a Catholic group and two women who challenged a 2019 Rhode Island law that codified abortion rights. Justice Samuel Alito , who authored the 6-3 decision that overturned Roe v. Wade this summer, previously signaled the high court would not take a position on the question brought by opposition to the Rhode Island law.
Although the conservative majority allowed states to create laws severely restricting abortion access in the June 24 opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's...