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Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

The Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision to legalize abortion at the federal level has had a vast impact on American society.

An estimated 62 million preborn children have been aborted since the ruling. Moreover…

  • Abortion has become the leading cause of death in America.
  • Nearly half of the African American population is now missing due to abortion.
  • Abortion clinics have become fraught with abuse by criminal actors– most notably, the human trafficking industry.

And that’s only the beginning of the devastating impact of abortion in America in the last 48 years.

However, a new court case is making its way to the Supreme Court that could overturn Roe v. Wade and other destructive abortion decisions once and for all.

The case, known as Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, is set to be heard by the Supreme Court in the 2021 Term. Centered on a 2018 Mississippi law that protects preborn children from abortion after 15 weeks gestation, this historic case is the greatest opportunity in decades for the Supreme Court to overturn its past abortion rulings.

On July 29, 2021, Human Coalition Action was joined by Students for Life of America to file an amicus curiae (friend of the court) legal brief in support of the state of Mississippi. 

Friend of the court briefs are traditionally submitted to the Supreme Court by groups or individuals who are not party to the case but have a strong interest in the issue being considered. These briefs are reviewed by the Supreme Court Justices, and often have a tremendous influence on the final ruling.

The brief argues that the Court should faithfully adhere to the Constitution and overrule its abortion precedents because they were wrongly decided and have the lowest level of  precedential value. Amici also argue that substantial changes in science and technology since Roe was decided proves that preborn children are human beings from the moment of conception, and deserve protection and life. Additionally, the brief outlines the deep flaws and unanticipated consequences of past Supreme Court rulings on abortion and further argues that abortion is not necessary for women to be successful in our society. 

The brief can be found on the Supreme Court’s website here