DAGA Statement on SCOTUS Temporarily Allowing Access to Emergency Abortion Care

June 27, 2024

Washington, DC — Today, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a ruling that temporarily allows access to emergency medical care for abortion patients in Idaho while the case returns to the lower courts. The Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) issued the following statement about the ruling.

Statement from Nevada AG Aaron Ford and Delaware AG Kathy Jennings, DAGA Co-Chairs:

“Everyone deserves access to emergency medical care. While the Court has, in effect, temporarily blocked Idaho’s abortion ban in cases when a patient faces a medical emergency, we are disappointed that the Court failed to permanently decide this issue and provide the clarity needed to allow hospitals and doctors to deliver necessary abortion care without hesitation or delay. Despite the fact that EMTALA is longstanding federal law, anti-abortion politicians and their allies were willing to endanger the lives of pregnant people in order to further restrict abortion access, and today we gained only a brief reprieve from these tactics.

“These attacks on our rights and freedoms will not stop, and neither will we. Americans can rest assured that Democratic Attorneys General will never back down and will continue to use every legal tool we can to protect and expand access to abortion.”


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