Amici are over 150 economists and researchers with extensive experience in the field of causal inference.
The brief explains that since Casey, advances in statistical methodology have allowed for new ways to measure the causal impact of abortion on women’s lives. The research suggests that Roe played a causal role in women’s advancements in social and economic life.
The brief also presents research demonstrating that people continue to rely on abortion access to plan their reproductive, economic, and social lives. Overturning or limiting Roe and Casey would cause direct harm to people seeking abortions.
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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.