Yellowhammer Fund v. Marshall

Docket No.
District Court


  • Enjoin state from enforcing law
  • Invalidate state law

Litigation Content

Why this Matters 

Plaintiffs argue that the Alabama Attorney General’s threats to prosecute individuals and organizations that assist Alabama residents seeking an abortion outside the state violate Alabama’s criminal code, the right to due process, the right to travel, right to free speech, and the prohibition of extraterritorial application of state law. Aiding travel ensures that individuals living in states that prohibit abortion case access safe abortion elsewhere.

Potential Impact 

Preventing organizations and other support networks from assisting individuals seeing care outside of their state will exacerbate the health harms of individuals who already face significant hardships in accessing safe abortion health care.