• Press Release

EMILYs List Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Opinion in Emergency Abortion Ban Case

June 27, 2024


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. Supreme Court released an opinion in Moyle v. United States and Idaho v. United States, a case shamefully considering whether pregnant people should be excluded from emergency health care protections and whether medical professionals should be forced to deny pregnant people emergency abortion care in life-threatening situations. The court dismissed the dispute, sending the case back to lower courts and allowing Idaho hospitals to continue providing emergency abortion care in the meantime. EMILYs List President Jessica Mackler released the following statement on the decision:

“Let’s be clear: Today’s decision is nothing more than a temporary stopgap for pregnant patients experiencing life-threatening health emergencies. The Supreme Court is merely sending the case back through lower courts before it ultimately returns to its docket. American lives remain in peril because Donald Trump, extremist Republican legislators, and a Republican-stacked Supreme Court will not stop until they’ve fully decimated reproductive health care.

“Our fundamental rights hanging at the mercy of the courts is not acceptable. If we’re going to change the tides, we need to secure Democratic pro-choice majorities — led by Democratic pro-choice women — at all levels of the ballot. EMILYs List will continue to do whatever it takes to elect the Democratic, pro-choice women who are fighting like our lives are on their line — because they are.”

EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, works to elect Democratic pro-choice women up and down the ballot and across the country with a goal of fighting for our rights and our communities. Our work is centered around a fundamental vision: Run. Win. Change the World. EMILYs List has raised $850 million in service to that vision and has helped Democratic women win competitive elections by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running one of the largest independent expenditure operations for Democrats, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country’s first woman as vice president, 175 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 20 governors, and over 1,500 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Visit www.emilyslist.org for more information.