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NV pro-choice advocates break down upcoming SCOTUS cases

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Monday, April 8, 2024   

Nevada reproductive-rights advocates are breaking down the importance of two looming Supreme Court abortion cases.

In Moyle v. United States, access to the abortion drug mifepristone could be restricted - and in Idaho v. United States, a federal law known as the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) could be upended.

It requires hospitals to provide care in serious emergency situations that could warrant an abortion.

Alexis Salt is a Las Vegas-based teacher who experienced a difficult pregnancy herself and gave birth to a severely premature daughter.

She said she was able to receive the care she needed and wanted, but is sharing her experience to shine light on the importance of abortion in life-threatening situations - which she says is currently at stake.

"When you are pregnant, it can absolutely - 100% - kill you," said Salt. "It almost killed me, and so when people, particularly men, tell you that this is what your body is supposed to do, 'don't worry about it,' you can't listen to that."

The Alliance Defending Freedom is a conservative organization representing the State of Idaho - and says when the Supreme Court overturned Roe, it returned the issue of abortion to individual states, allowing pro-life policies to be passed.

It contends that the Biden administration is "misusing" federal law to "override" state law and allow abortions to be conducted. The Supreme Court will hear the case on April 24.

Margardia Jorge is executive director of the grassroots health-care advocacy organization Health Care for America Now.

She said she is by no means a legal expert - but adds that the Supreme Court justices are "unpredictable," and worries about the actions the conservative majority on the high court could take with these two high-stakes cases.

"We have seen this court reverse past precedent," said Jorge. "We have seen them rule on things that roll back all kinds of functions and features of government. We have seen them, time and time again, take the wrong side or use these court cases as an opportunity to impose their own ideology. "

Jorge said there is a lot more work to do to make abortion health care, which she contends impacts everyone, from pro-life to pro-choice.

She said the biggest challenge will be for people to see abortion in that light and to get it out of the political sphere.




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