Amici are National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, and 29 other community-based, advocacy, and social services organizations that work with and on behalf of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, as well as bar associations that represent the interests of AAPI women.
People in the AAPI community already face significant language, economic, and immigration-related barriers to obtaining abortions. They also face undue scrutiny into the reasons for obtaining abortions due to racial and cultural stereotypes and discrimination.
The brief argues that these barriers would become even more profound if Mississippi’s pre-viability abortion ban is upheld due to laws that unfairly target pregnant AAPI people for criminal prosecution.
Duane Morris LLP is pro bono counsel.
This brief was one of over 50 amicus briefs filed supporting this Supreme Court case, which challenges Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban. For more information on the case, go to Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.