Amici are equal protection constitutional law scholars.
Amici argue that under the Court’s precedent, the Equal Protection Clause supplies an independent basis, in addition to the Liberty Clause, for the constitutional right to an abortion. Amici explain why laws that regulate pregnancy, including abortion bans, are sex classifications subject to heightened scrutiny.
Amici argue that Mississippi’s justification for its abortion ban are inextricably intertwined with stereotypes, are not substantially related to its asserted interests, and violate the constitutional guarantee of women to be treated as equal citizens under the law.
Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP is pro bono counsel.
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.