Amici are over 100 social science experts who have collectively spent decades conducting and publishing peer-reviewed research about the safety, incidence, and health impacts of abortion in the United States.
Research cited by amici demonstrates that abortion is one of the most common and safest medical procedures performed in the U.S.
The brief explains why Mississippi’s abortion ban would increase the risk to pregnant people’s health and safety, and disproportionately impact marginalized populations. It specifically details the social science research showing that denying access to abortion has negative socioeconomic consequences for people.
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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.