Laura Ingraham Says SCOTUS Better End Abortions 'After All the Money That Has Been Raised'

Fox News' Laura Ingraham has said the Supreme Court Justice should overturn Roe v Wade based on all the money that has been raised in support of moving laws of abortion to state legislators.

Her comments came as the Supreme Court Justice began hearing oral arguments in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. This case deals with the state of Mississippi's near-total ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Mississippi has asked the court to overturn Roe.

While speaking to Texas Senator Ted Cruz on Wednesday, Ingraham said the Supreme Court Justice must "do the right thing here, the constitutional thing" and overturn Roe v. Wade. The pair also agreed that the issue of abortions has long remained a controversial issue in the US.

In 1973, the court found there was a constitutional right to abortion by a vote of 7 to 2. This decision was again highlighted in 1992 and reaffirmed in the court case of Planned Parenthood v. Casey.

Speaking on the Roe v. Wade case, Cruz said: "That decision, more than any decision in modern times, has produced enormous division in our country.

"Now I am hopeful, and I think there is some reason to be optimistic, that the result of today's argument will be the court finally admitting that was a mistake, overruling Roe, which is the right thing to do.

"It is what I have urged the court to do and returning that decision to the state legislators."

Ingraham interrupted to say that Congress should consider circumscribing the jurisdiction of the court to change things.

She said: "Senator, if we have six Republican appointees on this court, after all the money that has been raised, the federalist society and all these fat cat dinners, I'm sorry, I'm pissed about this.

"If this court with six justices cannot do the right thing here, the constitutional thing, then I think it's time to do what Robert Bork said we should do, which is to circumscribe the jurisdiction of this court.

"And they want to blow it up, then that is the way to change things finally. Because this can't stand, this is insane."

Cruz agreed and went into greater detail about the powers Congress could use to bypass the decision of the court.

He said: "I would do that in a heartbeat, as you know the constitution gives Congress the authority to restrict the jurisdiction of the court and I think we should do that.

"It is something sad, looking at this court, as you were going through counting noses, there are only two justices I am confident how they are going to vote on overruling Roe, that is Justice Thomas and Justice Alito. I am hopeful we get to five but I am not at all certain and that is really unfortunate."

The nine justices hold differing views on abortion and despite there being a majority of conservative justices, this may not necessarily result in Roe being overturned indefinitely.

Newsweek has highlighted the differing views of each justice and how their previous comments and voting patterns may indicate what they decide.

Newsweek has reached out to Fox News for comment.

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: Talk show host Laura Ingraham speaks during CPAC 2019 February 28, 2019 in National Harbor, Maryland. Alex Wong/Getty Images