Amici are 29 cities and counties from across the country.
The brief argues that Mississippi’s abortion ban would significantly worsen existing disparities in health outcomes and access to healthcare in amici’s communities. Abortion bans destroy the community trust that is fundamental to local efforts to reduce health disparities.
Amici also warn that a decision to uphold Mississippi’s ban could trigger abortion bans in at least twenty-one states, leading to chaos and confusion at the expense of low-income people and people of color.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett 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.