July 12, 2022
D.C. News
  • The Biden administration reaffirmed that doctors and hospitals need to follow federal law and provide abortions if there is a medical emergency and the health or life of the patient is at risk, regardless of state law. Administration officers noted that the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) protects providers when offering legally mandated, life- or health-saving abortion services in emergency situations. They also reminder providers that the federal government can penalize doctors or hospitals that fail to provide care in those circumstances. (Articles here, here, here, here, and here)