Athletes Amicus Brief in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health
Brief filed at the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the Center's challenge to Mississippi's pre-viability abortion ban.
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 time Roe was decided. It demonstrates, through first-hand accounts, the myriad ways that bodily autonomy and reproductive freedom are essential for the ability of individuals to participate in athletics and to achieve their personal and professional goals. Further, it explains how the ability to participate in athletics at every level, from high school team sports to the Olympics, has empowered generations of young women and their communities.
Amici, which include 26 Olympians, 73 professional athletes and over 275 intercollegiate athletes, show that without the constitutional protections of Roe and Casey, many of these gains would be lost and people capable of becoming pregnant would not be able to participate fully and equally in athletics.
Boies Schiller Flexner 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.