An Enhanced Amicus Brief in Dobbs

51 Pages Posted: 3 Nov 2021 Last revised: 10 Jan 2022

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John Finnis

University of Oxford

Robert George

Princeton University

Date Written: November 2, 2021


The authors, John Finnis and Robert P. George, filed a Brief as amici curiae in Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health Organization, on July 29, 2021. Their present paper follows the Brief's template with minor amendments and some substantial supplementations to its argument that the unborn are entitled to 14th Amendment protection as constitutional persons.

Keywords: constitutional law, 14th Amendment, persons, unborn, Roe v Wade

Suggested Citation

Finnis, John M. and George, Robert, An Enhanced Amicus Brief in Dobbs (November 2, 2021). Available at SSRN: or

John M. Finnis (Contact Author)

University of Oxford ( email )

University College
Oxford, OX1 4BH
United Kingdom

Robert George

Princeton University ( email )

Fisher Hall
Princeton, NJ 08540
United States

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