Skip to comments.Biden Administration Says Hospitals Must Provide Abortions in Emergencies
Posted on 07/18/2022 6:01:02 PM PDT by marshmallow
The Department of Health and Human Services said a federal law from 1985 allows women who face medical emergencies to get abortions, regardless of new state bans.
The Biden administration said Monday that federal law allows women access to abortion in emergencies, even in states that banned the procedure after last month's Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade.
The Department of Health and Human Services said that in cases of health emergencies, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act — a 1985 law that ensures access to emergency care regardless of a person’s ability to pay — takes priority over state laws banning abortion.
“Under the law, no matter where you live, women have the right to emergency care — including abortion care,” Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said in a statement Monday. “Today, in no uncertain terms, we are reinforcing that we expect providers to continue offering these services, and that federal law preempts state abortion bans when needed for emergency care.”
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Jao Bai-din can say anything his handlers tell him but the Supreme Court was very clear that the States own this, not the Judicial Branch nor the Executive Branch.
Does the baby get ‘emergency care’ too?
I call them his “programmers”.
I saw a report that CA is considering adding Planned Parenthood death centers.....in high schools!!!
These evil leftists just cannot survive without their murdered baby parts.
The timing of these stories is no coincidence. Suddenly abortions and school shootings dominate the headlines whilst a democrat controlled congress pushes forward with abortion and gun legislation.
Their envelope pushing is at warp speed.
Obsessed with abortion while the world falls apart
I do enjoy that Biden seems to have thought a lot about abortion lately and that the USSC decision is *really* chapping his poopy butt.
Is "I'm pregnant and don't want to be" an emergency?
There is no state which outlaws D&C for incomplete abortion or induction of labor for fetal demise.
Neither of these are abortions.
No state outlaws fallopian tube removal for ectopic pregnancy. I suppose that is sort of an abortion. No state outlaws surgery to remove an abdominal pregnancy. I suppose that’s also sort of an abortion.
That pretty much covers emergencies which can result in removal of a fetus.
It’s all just propaganda.
I love that RvW was overturned on this old demented bastard’s watch, it’ll forever be part of his ‘legacy’.
How do they define emergency?
Remember they kept changing the definition of vaccine so when they want something now they’ll just change the definition of what ever it is
Spending and abortions are the only thing dims do.
If the mom is in danger, I have no problem with it. That is the only thing I give it a pass for
Emergency care? If the mother is going to die in the next hour from the pregnancy, and not by malicious hand, then few people object. If that’s not the case, then it isn’t emergency care.
Not to mention even MORE of our tax dollars and payouts to these hospitals….as if China virus vents and remdisivir didn’t earn them enough. Gotta keep feeding that govt grift machine.
I wanna see how they define emergencies:
Mamma says, “I’ll kill myself if I don’t abort!” or variations on this theme.
It’s called, “Abortion on Demand”
Other than ectopic, I can’t see how it should be allowed.
Back in the 60s, when I worked at a small hospital in Northeast Ohio, they were done under D&C’s with the nurses snickering as to why they were doing them.
A natural miscarriage that doesn’t self resolve which is more than 50% of the cases will leave pregnancy products in the uterus. If these are not surgically removed the woman will enter sepsis and eventually die. Same for a ectopic pregnancy when not if the sack bursts into the abdominal cavity the woman will die. There is at least one confirmed case in Texas where a woman was not allowed the medically necessary D&C following a natural miscarriage for at least ten days while she hemorrhaged blood the whole time. The lawsuit for that woman is going to set her up for life she will be getting millions. Discovery will show to the attorneys exactly what medical care was denied and when this will be a slam dunk case using this law.
That law supersedes every state law as it carries the full force of the federal supremacy clause. What needs to happen is some doctors and administers need to be perp walked by US Marshals to Federal custody. It is abhorrent that emergency medical care is denied and a huge Federal felony. I would also push for Federal attempted homicide charges and also deprivation of civil rights by color of law or authority. Both at the Federal level so the states have zero say and a governor cannot pardon anyone EVER. Political beliefs have zero place in the emergency room.
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