Civil Rights Organizations Amicus Brief

12.02.19

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  • Amici are Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law, Leadership Conference, and other civil rights organizations.

  • These organizations argue that the Supreme Court’s abortion precedent affords substantial weight to the real-world circumstances of women affected by abortion restrictions.  In evaluating Act 620, the Supreme Court should consider how it affects the real-life circumstances of women – particularly black women.

  • The organizations also argue that Act 620 would exacerbate structural economic barriers faced by low-income black women in Louisiana.