We joined the amicus brief in representing the interests of Asian American and Pacific Islander women in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization — Mississippi’s abortion case challenging Roe v. Wade. The U.S. Supreme Court set oral arguments for Dec. 1, 2021.
The Dobbs case centers on the 2018 law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks except in medical emergencies or if the fetus has a severe abnormality. The law makes no exception for rape or incest, and punishes doctors who do not follow its guidelines.
AAPI women already face significant barriers to obtaining abortions, including language, economic, and/or immigration barriers. If Roe is overturned, AAPI women are more likely to face criminal penalties for abortion. We join the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) and Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC (Advancing Justice – AAJC), in urging the nation’s highest court to reject a call by the state of Mississippi to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Read the Amicus Brief: