Amici are YWCA USA, Girls Inc., Supermajority Education Fund, and United State of Women.
This brief demonstrates young women’s support for, and reliance on, the constitutional right to abortion care. Amici explain how, throughout critical points in their lives –whether entering adulthood, accessing higher education, or beginning their careers – two generations of young women have relied on their right to make decisions about when to have children and whether to continue a pregnancy. Amici address why the stakes are particularly high for young women of color, who, due to systemic disparities in education, health, employment, and other economic and quality of life factors, have to overcome significant disadvantages to achieve their aspirations.
Amici argue that a decision upholding the Mississippi ban and overturning Roe would irrevocably harm young women, particularly young women of color, endangering their education, health, employment, economic success, and quality of life.
Baker McKenzie 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.