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AHA in the News, Amicus Briefs

An amicus curiae brief for consideration in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, which features the AHA and the Organization of American Historians as signatories, was discussed during oral arguments before the US Supreme Court on December 1, 2021. The brief, based on decades of study and research by professional historians, aimed to provide an accurate historical perspective on the right to abortion. Discussion of the brief begins on page 75 of the transcript and continues for several pages.