Students for Life of America Rallying at Supreme Court in Protest of the Biden Administration’s Weaponization of Federal Policy by Forcing Abortion into Emergency Rooms

Kristi Hamrick - 24 Apr 2024

“If you’re unclear whether abortion is a federal AND state issue, today’s hearing at the Supreme Court should remove all doubt,” said Students for Life Action’s Savanna Deretich. “Pregnancy is not a disease cured by abortion, and this offensive attack on state’s rights shows that Joe Biden’s team will abuse any program to ensure more die by intentional abortion.”

MEDIA ALERT: Reporters are invited to attend Wednesday’s rally at the U.S. Supreme Court, beginning at 10 a.m. ET.

SAVE THE DATE: Students for Life of America will again host National Celebrate Life Day at the Lincoln Memorial to mark the anniversary of the fall of Roe. LEARN MORE HERE.

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WASHINGTON D.C. (04-24-2024) — Students for Life of America (SFLA) will be outside the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Idaho’s efforts to treat BOTH mother and preborn child in emergency rooms across the state. As we’ve previously reported, the case, State of Idaho v. United States,centers around a regulation called EMTALA — the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act – designed to require hospitals to stabilize all patients in the emergency room, regardless of their ability to payAccording to an NIH published report: “In July 2022, the (Department of Health and Human Services) HHS issued guidance to clarify that EMTALA requires abortion care despite contrary state laws” — also claiming that federal law trumped states laws on abortion. (emphasis added). Basically, Biden’s HHS tried to change a regulation to force states that respect preborn life to commit abortions in emergency rooms.  


At Wednesday’s event at the high court, Students for Life Action (SFLAction) Government Affairs Coordinator Savanna Deretich will make the following remarks:

“If you’re unclear whether abortion is a federal AND state issue, today’s hearing at the Supreme Court should remove all doubt. The Biden Administration’s weaponization of policy is unprecedented and can be seen in the Biden Administration’s misuse of EMTALA — the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act – a measure designed to ensure that poor people who can’t pay received medical care in an emergency room. EMTALA has been twisted by Biden’s abortion radicals to demand that in states with protective laws that embrace the preborn be forced to allow abortions in an ER.  

“As Kristan Hawkins, SFLAction president, has said, ‘When a pregnant mother goes to an emergency room in Idaho, courageous medical professionals rush to help two patients. For that kind of heroism, Idaho will be at the Supreme Court fighting back against another weaponized program, tainted by the anti-baby bias of the Biden Administration.”  

“If your ‘healthcare’ kills people on purpose, you’re doing it wrong.  

“The lawsuit that began in 2022 represents the radicalism of the Biden Administration, seen clearly since the Dobbs decision, as the abortion industrial complex pushes to go even further than Roe ever did.   

“For example, the Democrats are pushing hard to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act, which would allow abortions to be committed up until birth nationwide, without any ability for the states to push back, demand taxpayer funding, and trample on the conscience rights of medical professionals.    

“Likewise, the Democrats have opposed the Born Alive Infants Protection Act – their fealty to corporate abortion (and the dollars Planned Parenthood, among other abortion vendors, put in their pockets) extends to infanticide survivors from botched abortions.    

“Pregnancy is not a disease cured by abortion, and this offensive attack on state’s rights shows that Joe Biden’s team will abuse any program to ensure more die by intentional abortion.  

Students for Life Action applauds Idaho for standing up for themselves against President Biden and the radical pro-abortion extremists. We stand with you!”  

SFLA is engaged in additional cases before the Supreme Court, including efforts to stop the reckless distribution of dangerous Chemical Abortion pills, debated in U.S. Food & Drug Administration v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine.  

READ MORE: Keep An Eye on the Supreme Court: Three Cases SFLA Has Filed Briefs in & Pro-Lifers Need to Watch 

AND THIS: In Fox News Op-ed, SFLA’s Kristan Hawkins and Kristi Hamrick Slam Biden’s Environmental Gas Stove Initiative While Ignoring Chemical Abortion Pills 

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The Pro-Life Generation (PLG) is an umbrella organization encompassing the most-cutting edge engagement opportunities for a Vote Pro-Life First Community. PLG includes Students for Life Action (SFLAction), a 501c4, along with its 501c3 sister organization, Students for Life of America (SFLA), that together make up the nation’s largest, pro-life youth organization, managing a grassroots political and policy operation engaging Americans of all ages but with a special emphasis on the largest segment of voters — the Youth Vote. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, PLG/SFLA/SFLAction serves more than 1,400 groups on middle, high school, college, medical, and law school campuses in all 50 states. Our team has more conversations with this generation targeted by the abortion lobby than any other pro-life operation in the world, each week reaching more than 4 million across social media platforms and averaging 1.3 million video views. In addition to SFLA/SFLAction, PLG leads multiple initiatives to lead and serve the future of the pro-life movement including the Campaign for Abortion Free Cities, Standing With You, and the Demetree Institute for Pro-Life Advancement. Over more than 17 years, PLG CEO Kristan Hawkins has grown the operation into a nearly $20M organization, now preparing for an abortion-free America.

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