Tag: Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health
Center President and CEO Nancy Northup headlines “An Emergency Moment: The Center Defends Abortion Rights Before the Supreme Court."
This piece in Time Magazine profiles the Center’s Julie Rikelman, head of U.S. litigation, who will appear before the Supreme Court on December 1 to present arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Rikelman, who argued and won the Center’s June Medical Services v. Russo case in 2020, this time will argue against another […]
Watch this brief video and find out what the case is all about from Jenny Ma and Hillary Schneller, two Center attorneys working on the case.
ABC News traveled to Jackson, Mississippi to see what the battle for abortion access looked like on the ground at the state’s last remaining clinic. The Center is representing the clinic, as known as the Pink House, in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case challenging a Mississippi law that bans abortion at 15 weeks […]
Amicus is the United States Solicitor General. The brief explains that Casey reaffirmed Roe’s central holding that a State may not prohibit abortion before viability. Roe and Casey were and remain correct and the Court should reject Mississippi’s attempt to upset the careful balance of the viability rule. Amicus argues that stare decisis requires adherence […]
Amici are 896 state legislators throughout the United States. The brief argues that the Mississippi ban is impermissible under the Court’s established jurisprudence. This ban would upend the already-precarious patchwork of abortion care nationwide and jeopardize access in states that protect abortion rights. Amici argue that failure by the Court to uphold rule of law […]
Amici are 22 states, the District of Columbia, and the Attorney General of North Carolina. The brief argues that Mississippi’s ban on pre-viability abortions is unconstitutional and that there is no basis for the Court to overturn its well-settled precedent. Amici States argue that the constitutional rule that States may not ban abortions before the […]
Former Judges, Department of Justice Officials, and Current and Former Law Enforcement Amicus Brief in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health
Amici are current and former prosecutors and law enforcement officials, and former state attorneys general, federal judges, U.S. Attorneys, and U.S. Department of Justice officials. Amici argue that upholding Mississippi’s ban would eviscerate the constitutional right to abortion and open the door to the criminalization of healthcare providers and people who seek abortions. The brief […]
Amici are 236 members of the United States Congress. Amici, members of Congress, are bound to support and defend the Constitution and share a concern for the continued vitality and advancement of constitutional protections for individual rights. This includes the decision to have an abortion, a fundamental right guaranteed by the Constitution and one that […]
Amici are 29 cities and counties from across the country. The brief argues that Mississippi’s abortion ban would significantly worsen existing disparities in health outcomes and access to healthcare in amici’s communities. Abortion bans destroy the community trust that is fundamental to local efforts to reduce health disparities. Amici also warn that a decision to […]