In response to the Supreme Court’s order this morning in Moyle v. US, a case raising the question of whether pregnant people in Idaho can receive emergency medical care – as prescribed by federal law – including abortion care under that state’s ban on such care. The Court sent the case back to the lower court for further proceedings.  The following can be attributed to Ameri Klafeta, Director of the Women and Reproductive Rights Project of the ACLU of Illinois:

Today’s decision by the Supreme Court reinstates emergency abortion care for the women of Idaho, even in the face of Idaho’s cruel abortion ban, while the case works its way through the lower courts. But it is troubling that some of the Justices endorse the notion that physicians should be subject to criminal prosecution simply for providing care based on their experience and expertise. The Court could have chosen to protect women’s health at a moment when this health care is under attack. It missed the opportunity.