Louisiana Abortion Fund Responds to Court’s EMTALA Decision

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New Orleans, LA, June 27, 2024— The Louisiana Abortion Fund released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s limited ruling:

“The Supreme Court’s limited ruling allowing for abortions to take place in Idaho for the time being under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act  is cold comfort to the millions of birthing people whose right to abortion care was taken away by the Court two years ago. This case, and subsequent litigation, exemplify how forced birth extremists are willing to sacrifice birthing people for their own political gains.

Abortion care is essential. And in emergency situations, the need is immediate. Abortion bans and restrictions are leading to increased wait times at clinics, driving up abortion costs, and preventing medical professionals from providing the quality care we all deserve.

Make no mistake – this case shows, once again,  the extraordinary lengths extremists will go to control our bodies, our lives, and our ability to access essential healthcare, making it more important than ever to support those working to make reproductive justice a reality.”

—Chasity Wilson, Executive Director of the Louisiana Abortion Fund

About the Louisiana Abortion Fund

The Louisiana Abortion Fund (formerly the New Orleans Abortion Fund) is a community fund that assists our neighbors in overcoming the economic and geographic barriers erected to prevent them from accessing abortion care. By providing low-barrier financial support for abortions and support for travel and childcare, we are investing in our community’s liberation. We work to center Black people, Indigenous communities, people of color, queer folks, and immigrants, because we know that when the most marginalized among us are free, we will all be free.

Our work is rooted in the principles of reproductive justice as defined by SisterSong as, “the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities.”

As a Black-led organization in the Deep South in a post-Roe landscape, we recognize that the barriers to abortion care were too high and too many long before the Supreme Court’s most recent ruling. We envision a world where everyone has access to the healthcare they determine is right for them, and those who decide to raise children can raise them in a world free from state violence and the violences of poverty, patriarchy, white supremacy, and queerphobia.

Learn more about Louisiana Abortion Fund at www.louisianaabortionfund.org/

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