An open letter to Sen. Butler, Rep. Gomez, Sen. Padilla.
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An Open Letter

To: Sen. Butler, Rep. Gomez, Sen. Padilla

From: A verified voter in Los Angeles, CA

April 24

Today the Supreme Court heard arguments in Idaho v. the United States, a case about the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act. There is a real possibility that right-wing justices on the court will rule that pregnant people aren’t entitled to emergency care that may involve an abortion unless they’re at death’s door. We have already seen that even with EMTALA in place emergency rooms in abortion ban states are turning pregnant people away with alarming frequency, and with catastrophic results. This is utterly sickening, and if SCOTUS rules for the state of Idaho it’ll get much worse. Congress needs to pass S. 701 / HR 12 the Women’s health Protection Act now. Abortion care is a top issue for me. I am desperately concerned about the rollback of rights we’re seeing. Women and other pregnant people are going to suffer and even die if our rights aren’t restored. Do something. Thanks.

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