Morvillo Abramowitz Files Amicus Brief on Behalf of Legal Historians in Supreme Court Case that Threatens Roe v. Wade

September 24, 2021

NEW YORK, September 24, 2021 - Morvillo Abramowitz partners Catherine Foti and Karen King and associates Nicole Buseman and Bronwyn Roantree filed an Amicus Brief on behalf of the American Society for Legal History and other scholars in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Supreme Court case addressing Mississippi’s abortion laws.  In addition to defending Mississippi’s restrictions on abortions, Petitioners seek to overturn Roe v. Wade.  The brief takes issue with statements made by Petitioners about the history of the abortion debate in the United States, including assertions that Roe is the cause of division and polarization around abortion.  A review of the historical record shows that profound convictions about abortion predate Roe, and the polarization now associated with abortion came later and for reasons beyond the Supreme Court’s decision.  Petitioner’s historically inaccurate arguments should not be the basis for revisiting Roe