ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project
Brigitte Amiri is a Senior Staff Attorney at the ACLU's Reproductive Freedom Project. Brigitte is currently litigating multiple cases, including a challenge to South Dakota's law that requires women seeking abortion to first visit a crisis pregnancy center before obtaining an abortion, a restriction on Medicaid funding for abortion in Alaska, and a law in Texas that has forced one-third of the abortion providers to close their doors. Brigitte is also heavily involved in the challenges to the federal contraception benefit, and was one of the coordinators for the amicus briefs in the Supreme Court. Brigitte is an adjunct assistant professor at New York Law School, and has been an adjunct assistant professor at Hunter College. Brigitte serves on the Law Students for Reproductive Justice's Board of Directors. Before joining the ACLU, Brigitte worked as an attorney at South Brooklyn Legal Services in the Foreclosure Prevention Project and at the Center for Reproductive Rights. Brigitte graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in 1999 and from DePaul University in 1996.