Federal Court Blocks Biden Agenda of Forcing Doctors to Abort Babies

For Immediate Release: January 2, 2024
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Every State With Pro-Life Laws Protects Live-Saving Care for Pregnant Mothers

Washington, D.C. – The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today blocked the Biden administration from their extreme federal action of forcing emergency room doctors to carry out abortions. The Court rebuked the administration’s distortion of federal law, one that protects both women and babies in the womb.

Two similar cases out of Idaho, where babies are broadly protected throughout pregnancy, are pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America’s State Policy Director Katie Daniel hailed the ruling in State of Texas v. Becerra, saying:

“Early in 2024, the Court has delivered a big win for babies and mothers by halting a key piece of Biden’s pro-abortion agenda. EMTALA, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act, requires consideration for both patients – mother and child. It is no grounds for forcing doctors to carry out abortions even against their better medical judgment. Two federal rulings now have made that crystal clear, rejecting the Biden administration’s twisted and illegal moves. In the Dobbs era, 24 states have laws protecting babies in the womb from brutal abortions, and every one of them also ensures life-saving care for pregnant mothers during medical emergencies.

“Clarity is essential. When the American people understand the Democrats’ agenda is to impose no-limits abortion on demand, through all nine months, in all 50 states, they reject it every time.”

Ingrid Skop, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., a board-certified OB-GYN who serves as vice president and director of medical affairs at Charlotte Lozier Institute, added:

“As a practicing OB-GYN for over 30 years, I applaud the 5th Circuit’s decision. Pro-life laws are life-saving and do not contradict quality medical care. The overwhelming majority of OB-GYNs recognize both mother and baby as our patients and so does federal law. The Biden administration’s attempt to hijack EMTALA, override democratically enacted protections for life and force doctors to engage in lethal violence was unnecessary and dishonest.”

Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America is a network of more than one million pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.

Charlotte Lozier Institute was launched in 2011 as the education and research arm of Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America. CLI is a hub for research and public policy analysis on some of the most pressing issues facing the United States and nations around the world. The Institute is named for a feminist physician known for her commitment to the sanctity of human life and equal career and educational opportunities for women.


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