In September 2021, Pregnancy Justice (then National Advocates for Pregnant Women) and allies submitted a friend of the court brief in the U.S. Supreme Court case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization in support of Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
Pregnancy Justice submitted the brief with the Academy of Perinatal Harm Reduction, Birth Rights Bar Association, Black Women’s Blueprint, Choices Memphis Center for Reproductive Health, Elephant Circle, Every Mother Counts, Healthy and Free Tennessee, Human Rights in Childbirth, March for Moms, National Perinatal Association, North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics & Gynecology, and PUSH for Empowered Pregnancy.
The case involved Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban. In June 2023, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Dobbs, leaving the ban to stand and reversing the 1973 Roe decision — undoing 50 years of precedent and removing the fundamental right to abortion in the U.S. The decision also opened the door to increased criminalization of all pregnancy outcomes.