Amicus is the Information Society Project (ISP) at Yale Law School. Many of the scholars associated with the ISP have special expertise in First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendment jurisprudence, including the impact of this jurisprudence on reproductive rights and justice.
Amicus argues that the Court’s precedent recognizes that the right to abortion stems from and is fundamental to the liberty right, and that it must be guaranteed to and experienced by women on equal terms as men.
Without the right to abortion protected by the equal right to liberty, women as a group will never achieve status in the United States equal to men. Amicus argues that because the Mississippi ban denies women their equal right to liberty, it is unconstitutional under Casey.
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.