Medical Science Around Fetal Pain 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 Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the US Association for the Study of Pain, and leading doctors and researchers in the field of fetal care and pain.
The brief explains that there is well-established and widely accepted scientific evidence and medical consensus that a fetus cannot experience pain prior to viability.
Amici demonstrate that Mississippi’s position on fetal pain is contrary to this consensus and has never been accepted by any respectable medical organizations and should therefore be rejected by the Court.
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson 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.