More than 200 members of Congress ask Supreme Court to reconsider Roe v. Wade in latest abortion case

More than 200 members of Congress asked the Supreme Court to consider overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide, when it takes up a major abortion case this spring.

The request was in an amicus brief filed Thursday in support of a Louisiana law the Supreme Court is reviewing that requires doctors who provide abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital.

A total of 207 lawmakers agreed that the Louisiana law should be allowed to stand, but also said the high court’s decisions on Roe and its 1992 Planned Parenthood v. Casey decision, which allowed states to regulate abortion, “should be
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