Today’s Supreme Court Case Puts Critical Care for Pregnant Women at Risk

WASHINGTON, DC— Christian F. Nunes, National President, National Organization for Women (NOW), issued the following statement in response to today’s oral arguments in the Moyle v. United States and Idaho v. United States cases in front of the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA): 

“Just like the extremists in Arizona who want to turn back the clock to an 1864 territorial statute, Idaho wants to shred decades of established law to force doctors nationwide to refuse treatment for individuals experiencing medical emergencies, like dangerously premature water breaking, pre-eclampsia, sepsis, and more. 

Today’s Supreme Court case is about a simple question—when a woman shows up in an emergency room with a life-threatening emergency, is the hospital obliged to provide the necessary medical care?  Or will doctors be forced to reject their oath and endanger their patients? 

We cannot let life-saving protections for women who need emergency care continue to be rolled back, blocked, and denied altogether. The Supreme Court must rule to save our lives, not endanger them.” 


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