Violence and Harassment Targeting Abortion Care Amicus Brief

12.02.19

Primary Content
  • Amici are organizations committed to the safety of abortion care providers and their patients.

  • This brief presents striking evidence, from Louisiana and throughout the nation, of anti-abortion violence and harassment.

  • This climate of hostility and fear impacts hospitals making admitting privileges decisions; covering physicians who must agree to be listed on applications; abortion providers who find themselves isolated when an admitting privileges law forces other abortion providers to cease providing care; and clinics trying to secure doctors who have admitting privileges.

  • This brief urges the Supreme Court to adhere to its 2016 precedent Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, which took into account the real-world fact that clinics would close because physicians could not obtain admitting privileges due to the hostility directed at abortion care.

  • Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP is pro bono counsel.