History of Political Polarization Amicus Brief in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health
Brief filed at the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the Center's challenge to Mississippi's pre-viability abortion ban.
Amici are the American Society for Legal History and historians and academics with expertise in the law, history, and politics of reproduction in the United States.
The brief seeks to clarify the historical record regarding the claim by Mississippi that Roe drove the division and polarization around abortion, which amici show is historically inaccurate.
Amici trace the history of how the abortion conflict began well before Roe and only later intensified, long after Roe, at the turn of the century when American politics became increasingly polarized. This brief argues that overturning Roe would not dampen the controversial and divisive nature of the abortion debate.
Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC 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.