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Supreme Court fractures over Idaho dispute with feds on abortion exceptions

Posted on AllSides April 24th, 2024
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The Supreme Court splintered Wednesday during oral arguments on a closely watched case out of Idaho about the extent to which a federal law trumps the state’s ban on abortion during life-and-death emergencies. Under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), which was passed in 1986, emergency rooms that participate in Medicare are required to provide “necessary stabilizing treatment” to individuals in dire conditions. The Biden administration has contended that EMTALA effectively supersedes Idaho’s abortion ban — which has a carveout for the life of the mother —...

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