Amici are experts in law, social science, and advocacy supporting survivors of intimate partner violence.
Mississippi’s abortion ban would disproportionately harm survivors of intimate partner violence, particularly survivors of color.
Coerced pregnancy and forced childbearing carry significant risks to survivors, and they therefore need meaningful access to abortion alongside other health and social services. The brief demonstrates that survivors of intimate partner violence already face significant barriers to accessing reproductive healthcare services.
It is the position of amici that Mississippi’s ban would force many survivors to forego abortion care altogether at grave risk to themselves and their families.
Legal Voice is 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.