Amici are over 540 individual deans, chairs, scholars, and public health professionals, the American Public Health Association, the Guttmacher Institute, and the Center for U.S. Policy.
The brief demonstrates that abortion is an essential component of the full continuum of reproductive health care and explains the far-reaching public health consequences that would flow from pre-viability abortion bans. It additionally shows how abortion bans would disproportionately affect marginalized populations who are already vulnerable to health risks.
Evidence presented in the brief demonstrates that Mississippi and thirteen other states with the most abortion restrictions invest the least in the health and wellbeing of women and children and show the worst health outcomes for mothers, infants, and children.
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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.