NWLC Responds to Unpublished Decision in Idaho v. United States

After the apparent opinion in Idaho v. United States was briefly posted on the Supreme Court website, Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center, issued the following statement about the ruling and the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA).

“While we await the final decision in what should be an open-and-shut case, we are furious that this draft appears to leave the door open for the Supreme Court to end emergency abortion care in the coming months or years. It is unconscionable that this court would allow the continued suffering of patients who need emergency care now. It is only a small measure of justice that for now people in Idaho can continue to access the care that they need – victory will only happen when abortion is completely legal, available, and accessible for everyone, everywhere in the country.”