Whole Woman’s Health and Whole Woman’s Health Alliance Amicus Brief

12.02.19

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  • Amici are Whole Woman’s Health, the plaintiff in the 2016 Supreme Court case Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt,  and Whole Woman’s Health Alliance.

  • Signers explain WWH’s effort to comply with the identical, medically unnecessary, admitting privileges requirement in Texas, their commitment to keeping clinic doors open by taking on the challenges of multi-year litigation, and their unique ability to represent the constitutional rights of their patients in court.

  • Signers also explain how abortion stigma, harassment and hostility toward abortion, real-world circumstances, and the limited duration of pregnancy make it untenable for individual women to challenge these types of regulations before it is too late to receive an abortion, and rendering any future vindication of their constitutional right in court meaningless.

  • Dechert LLP is pro bono counsel.