Amici are legal scholars with expertise in reproductive justice.
The brief argues that the Mississippi abortion ban is unconstitutional and would impose significant burdens on a vulnerable group of marginalized people – Black women.
Reproductive justice understands that reproductive autonomy includes the right to decide whether to continue or terminate a pregnancy. Amici argue that the ability to access abortion is a means of ensuring Black women’s agency and autonomy and that the ban therefore operates directly contrary to the aims of reproductive justice.
Milbank 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.