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MEDIA ADVISORY: National Right to Life Representatives Available Regarding the U.S. Supreme Court and EMTALA

Apr 22, 2024 | 2024 Press Releases, Press Releases, Press Room

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the consolidated cases Moyle v. United States and Idaho v. United States. 

On February 28, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) filed a friend of the court brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the Biden Administration’s attempt to mandate abortion on demand throughout all fifty states in hospital emergency rooms. The brief supports Idaho’s pro-life law, Defense of Life Act.

National Right to Life has spokespersons available to discuss the case:

James Bopp, Jr., J.D., general counsel, National Right to Life

Jennifer Popik, J.D., director of federal legislation, National Right to Life

Carol Tobias, president, National Right to Life

Reporters interested in speaking to a National Right to Life representative can contact Laura Echevarria or Andrew Bair in the NRLC Communications Department at (202) 626-8825 or email

NRLC’s brief argues that Biden’s abortion mandate under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) is contrary to that federal law which was only meant to protect emergency room patients from being dumped and does not mandate that the hospital provide medical care that is contrary to state law.

The U.S. Supreme Court docket for Moyle and Idaho (Nos. 23-726 and 23-727) is available here, and the NRLC brief is available on the docket here.

Founded in 1968, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of 50 state right-to-life affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters, is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement, NRLC works through legislation and education to protect innocent human life from abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide and euthanasia.