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Poland: A Year On, Abortion Ruling Harms Women

For Immediate Release (Brussels, October 19, 2021) – Women, girls, and all pregnant people have faced extreme barriers to accessing legal abortions in the year since a Constitutional Tribunal ruling virtually banned legal abortion in Poland, 14 human [...]

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Amicus Briefs: Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson

A broad range of experts and leaders in constitutional law, health care, government, and civil rights have filed amicus briefs in two cases challenging Texas’s unconstitutional law, Senate Bill 8 (S.B. 8), which bans abortion [...]

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Amicus Briefs: Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

A broad range of experts and those most impacted by abortion restrictions have filed amicus briefs (“friend of the court” briefs) urging the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban in Dobbs [...]

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U.S. Solicitor General Amicus Brief in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health

Amicus is the United States Solicitor General. The brief explains that Casey reaffirmed Roe’s central holding that a State may not prohibit abortion before viability. Roe and Casey were and remain correct and the Court [...]

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Black Women’s Procreative Liberty Amicus Brief in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health

Amicus is the Howard University School of Law Human and Civil Rights Clinic. This brief places Mississippi’s ban on abortion after 15 weeks within the historical context of state regulation of Black women’s procreative liberty. [...]

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Women’s Equality and Economic Opportunity Amicus Brief in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health

Amici are the National Women’s Law Center and other organizations committed to gender equality. The brief argues that the Constitution prohibits pre-viability abortion bans because the right to decide to end a pregnancy is critical [...]

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American Bar Association Amicus Brief in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health

Amicus is the American Bar Association, the largest voluntary association of attorneys and legal professionals in the world. The brief explains that, if granted, Mississippi’s request that the Court overturn Roe v. Wade would severely [...]

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Puerto Rican Organizations Amicus Brief in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health

Amici are Campaña Nacional Por El Aborto Libre, Segura y Accessible (National Campaign for Free, Safe and Accessible Abortion), and other Puerto Rican organizations. Amici argue that the Court’s precedent prohibiting pre-viability abortion bans is [...]

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Former Judges, Department of Justice Officials, and Current and Former Law Enforcement Amicus Brief in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health

Amici are current and former prosecutors and law enforcement officials, and former state attorneys general, federal judges, U.S. Attorneys, and U.S. Department of Justice officials. Amici argue that upholding Mississippi’s ban would eviscerate the constitutional [...]

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Athletes Amicus Brief in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health

Amici are over 500 women athletes, the Women’s National Basketball Players Association, the National Women’s Soccer League Players Association, and Athletes for Impact.   The brief recounts the incredible growth of women’s athletics since the [...]

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Local Governments Amicus Brief in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health

Amici are 29 cities and counties from across the country. The brief argues that Mississippi’s abortion ban would significantly worsen existing disparities in health outcomes and access to healthcare in amici’s communities. Abortion bans destroy [...]

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Violence Against Providers Amicus Brief in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health

Amici are organizations and individuals with longstanding personal experience and expertise concerning the pervasive pattern of violence and threats of violence directed at abortion providers. This brief cautions that Mississippi’s argument for overruling the Court’s [...]

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Constitutional Accountability Center Amicus Brief in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health

Amicus is the Constitutional Accountability Center, a think tank, public interest law firm, and action center dedicated to fulfilling the progressive promise of the Constitution’s text and history. The brief argues that the text and [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.