June 27, 2024

U.S. Supreme Court refuses to protect pregnant people across the country

Today’s dismissal offers only a delay to extremist politicians’ crusade to override the rights of pregnant people at all costs.

The Court could have protected the lives of pregnant people in the United States who are in dire need of reproductive health care—including abortion services—in emergency situations by clearly upholding the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act. Instead, the decision sows confusion, forcing providers to risk criminalization for putting their patients’ health first.

“We will not let our guard down; we must continue to push back against anti-abortion politicians who, claiming to protect life, are aggressively taking decision-making power from pregnant people, patients and providers, even in life-or-death situations,” says Anu Kumar, Ipas president and CEO.

Ipas will continue to work to protect access to abortion in the United States and abroad because we believe that abortion is an essential health-care service, a human right, and everyone – no matter who they are or where they live – should be able to determine their own future.

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