Women’s and Civil Rights Groups File Amicus Brief to Stop Alabama from Restricting Abortion

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An amicus brief filed Tuesday aims to prevent Alabama’s COVID-19 order to deny of abortion access to the women of Alabama and to potentially criminalize abortion providers. Pictured: Abortion rights organizations hold a rally during oral arguments in the Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt case at the U.S. Supreme Court on March 2, 2016. (NARAL Pro-Choice America)

An historic coalition of women’s rights, civil rights, human rights and reproductive justice groups filed an amicus brief yesterday in the 11th Circuit Court supporting the federal district court’s ruling that Alabama cannot ban abortions as part of the state’s response to the coronavirus.

The amicus brief aims to prevent Alabama’s COVID-19 order to deny of abortion access to the women of Alabama and to potentially criminalize abortion providers.

The brief begins:

“COVID-19 is an emergency that…

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