In the article, “Two New Supreme Court Cases Ask If There Is a Right to Medically Necessary Abortion” (Millhiser 2023) I learned that the EMTALA requires hospitals to receive federal funds to provide treatments that stabilize the medical condition of an individual. With this law it also requires hospitals to provide abortions to patients in appropriate situations that may help to stabilize their medical condition. In this situation this law in Idaho “ requires hospitals to provide medically necessary abortions even if the procedure would ordinarily be banned under state law.” In cases idaho vs. United States and Moyle vs. United states the supreme court will decide whether or not they will follow the Emergency Medical Treatment and labor Act also known as EMTALA. In Idaho and Moyle the supreme court did not legalize abortion even with the EMTALA law. Regardless, the EMTALA law ensures that patients are not denied treatment. Regarding abortion it has been apparent that medical abortions have not fully became legal in the Idaho.
I think what is happening in Idaho and Moyle is terrible. It must be frustrating for women who may be in need of an abortion due to life threatening risks but can’t receive one because of hospitals that are restricted to perform medical abortions.Abortions are a medical necessity for all women. Even though in Idaho and Moyle medical abortions should be allowed it is ultimately in the hands of the supreme court to decide. Here in the U.S. we are lucky that they have not banned abortion yet. The U.S. still allows hospitals and clinics to perform abortions.
As I continue to learn more about abortion, I wonder if abortion will be legalized in Idaho and Moyle.