The Leadership Conference Joins an Amicus Brief in Idaho v. United States

View a PDF of the amicus brief here.

On March 28, 2024, The Leadership Conference joined an amicus brief in the consolidated cases Idaho v. United States and Moyle v. United States, in support of continued access to emergency abortion care. The brief urges the Supreme Court to consider the devastation that would be wrought by a holding that states can exclude pregnant patients out from the full scope of longstanding protections under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA). The brief explains that EMTALA’s plain text has always required hospitals to provide emergency abortion care when necessary to stabilize a pregnant patient’s emergency medical condition, and a decision contrary to that would deepen the country’s maternal health crisis, particularly for Black, Indigenous, immigrant, rural, and low-income communities.