• Press Release

EMILYs List Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Case That Could Ban Emergency Abortion Care

April 24, 2024


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments that could undermine the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), a 40-year-old federal law guaranteeing everyone treatment for emergency medical conditions. In this case, anti-abortion extremists are trying to exclude pregnant people from EMTALA protections and force medical professionals to deny them necessary emergency care in life-threatening situations. EMILYs List President Jessica Mackler released the following statement: 

“This is not hypothetical: this is life or death. And this is the future Trump and his extreme Republican Party have worked for. They are playing politics with people’s lives and enough is enough. No one should be turned away from emergency care in life-threatening situations. We call on the U.S. Supreme Court to do the right thing and prevent this emergency care ban. At EMILYs List, we will continue our work to elect Democratic pro-choice champions up and down the ballot who will protect our human rights, including the right to emergency care.” 

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