Amici are legal scholars with expertise in international and comparative law.
The brief provides the Court with a comparative analysis of national abortion laws globally, concluding that the viability standard established in Roe and Casey is consistent with abortion laws of comparable jurisdictions, namely countries with similar legal traditions and political systems.
The brief demonstrates that overturning Roe and Casey would put the United States at odds with the broad global trend towards expanding access to abortion through laws, jurisprudence and policies and leave the United States in the company of the very few countries which have moved towards greater restrictions on legal access to abortion in the past twenty years.
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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.