On October 13, 2021, the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) Project at Columbia Law School submitted an amicus — or friend of the court — brief with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court explaining why a state ban on public funding for abortion is a form of sex discrimination, in violation of the state’s Equal Rights Amendment. In the brief filed in Allegheny Reproductive Health Center v. Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, the ERA Project provided the Court with an overview of how the denial of reproductive health care in general, and access to abortion in particular, has been found by the United States Supreme Court, other state courts, and many prominent legal scholars, to amount to a form of sex-based discrimination.
Center for Gender and Sexuality Law,
Columbia Law School's ERA Project Files Amicus Brief with PA Supreme Court Explaining Why Banning Public Funding for Abortion Violates the State ERA,
Available at: https://scholarship.law.columbia.edu/gender_sexuality_law/27