Stereotyping, Sex Equality, and Reproductive Decision-Making Amicus Brief

12.02.19

Primary Content
  • Amicus is Yale Law School’s Information Society Project.

  • The brief argues that because Act 620 serves no valid purpose, but simply obstructs access to abortion, it violates Supreme Court jurisprudence rejecting regulation of pregnancy based on sex stereotypes.

  • It recounts how Act 620 fails to advance a valid state interest in protecting health or life, and the state of Louisiana has failed to take legislative action that would actually protect life, but instead chosen to hinder abortion based on stereotypes.

  • The sex inequality and stereotypes that Act 620 imposes on women are undue.