Amici are Americans United for Separation of Church and State, American Humanist Association, Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, and Interfaith Alliance Foundation.
The brief explains that the constitutional order is designed to safeguard religious pluralism and avoid religiously based strife.
Amici argue that the viability standard respects religious pluralism and keeps matters that are fundamentally religious and philosophical free from political control. A decision upholding the Mississippi ban and rejecting the viability standard would threaten far greater religious strife by placing some of the deepest theological conflicts back in the political arena.
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.