Amici are organizations and individuals with longstanding personal experience and expertise concerning the pervasive pattern of violence and threats of violence directed at abortion providers.
This brief cautions that Mississippi’s argument for overruling the Court’s longstanding precedents ignores violent anti-abortion extremism, a prominent part of the history of post-Roe abortion in America.
Amici in this brief present striking evidence, from Mississippi and throughout the United States, of anti-abortion violence and harassment. Amici argue that the State’s claim that “controversy” over abortion is a justification for overturning Roe and Casey, would create the appearance that violence can be employed by a vocal minority to justify overturning precedent and depriving people of their constitutionally protected rights.
Covington & Burling 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.