Illegitimate Court Shows No Urgency in Upholding Life-Saving, Emergency Abortion Care

Nationwide – Today, the Supreme Court punted on Idaho and Moyle, et al. v. United States, sending the case back to the lower court to avoid making a decision before the election. 

In response, Jodi Jacobson, Executive Director of Healthcare Across Borders (HCAB), issued the following statement:

“As Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson writes, this decision ‘is not a victory for pregnant patients in Idaho.’  Not only does it leave the door open for additional proceedings that could ban emergency abortion care down the line, the Idaho law at hand is yet another example of the decades-long effort by extremists to replace scientific and medical evidence with dangerous ideologies, no matter the costs in lives.

“Turning away people who need emergency care for urgent complications of pregnancy is barbaric. The very fact that we are talking about whether pregnant people in emergency situations deserve expedient, medically accurate care reflects the profoundly deep levels of misogyny that persist in this country, and the negligible value we assign to healthy pregnancies, healthy births, and the needs of individuals and families. The outcome of this case underscores once again that this is not a court of justice, but a court of rightwing extremism trying to influence elections.

“The very existence of the Idaho law and other abortion bans is due to the overturning of Roe v. Wade by an illegitimate, stolen, and corrupt Supreme Court, beholden to a rabidly anti-democratic and anti-science movement unconcerned with public health. The only way to protect our health and fundamental rights is to expand the court. We must restore evidence and sanity to the justice system.”



Healthcare Across Borders (HCAB) works to ensure everyone has full access to essential reproductive, sexual, and gender-affirming care regardless of zip code, and unencumbered by cost, discrimination, ideology, or stigma. HCAB works with clinicians, lawyers, human rights advocates, and concerned citizens to promote universal access to essential care by supporting new and rapidly evolving models of care that better meet the needs of all people, including de-medicalization of care where appropriate; 2) advocating for effective harm reduction strategies wherever necessary; and 3) conducting public education on the dangers of criminalizing healthcare.


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