Attorney General James Joins Multistate Amicus Brief To Protect Women's Reproductive Rights

Posted to Applied Web NY on Fri, 04/12/2019 - 16:38

NEW YORK – Attorney General Letitia James today joined a coalition of 21 Attorneys General in filing a brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, supporting Mississippi’s last abortion clinic in Jackson Women’s Health Organization, et al. v. State Health Officer of the Mississippi Department of Health, et al. The case challenges House Bill 1510, which prohibits doctors from providing abortion services past 15 weeks. The coalition, led by Attorney General Becerra argues that state laws cannot prohibit a woman from her constitutionally protected right to terminate her pregnancy before viability under Roe v. Wade. The amici states argue the banning of abortions after 15 weeks flatly forbids women from exercising their right to choose pre-viability abortion.   

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