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Fri May 24, 2024, 12:28 AM May 24

6,000 doctors call on Supreme Court to protect emergency abortions [View all]


Almost 6,000 doctors called on the Supreme Court to protect emergency abortions, urging it to uphold a federal law recently challenged by Idaho.

Nearly 6,000 physicians from all around the country penned a letter Wednesday asking the nation’s highest court to uphold protections for patients who are experiencing complications and need emergency abortion care.

“We call on the Supreme Court to uphold guaranteed access to medical care for all patients when they walk into an emergency department under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA),” the medical professionals said in the letter.

“No patient should be denied access to emergency care, including people who need an abortion. We know firsthand how complications from pregnancy can lead very quickly to a medical crisis, requiring immediate care and treatment.”

The letter, which was signed by doctors across various specialties, was organized by Committee to Protect Health Care (CTP), a national health care advocacy group that has thousands of members working in the field.

The effort from CTP comes as the Supreme Court heard the U.S. v. Idaho case last month.
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