Here they come. The left has been complaining that the Biden administration hasn’t done enough to defend abortion so now, the Biden Administration, in an attempt to be seen as doing something to defend abortion they’ve sent the Department of Justice out to Idaho. They will stop at nothing to keep abortion legal. Nothing.
The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit Tuesday arguing that Idaho’s near-total abortion ban violates federal law — the Biden administration’s first legal action to protect abortion access since the Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision in late June.
In making the announcement at DOJ’s headquarters, Attorney General Merrick Garland told reporters that Idaho’s ban violates a federal law that requires medical providers to offer emergency medical treatment.
Under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), every hospital in the U.S. that receives Medicare funds must provide “necessary stabilizing treatment to patients who arrive at their emergency departments while experiencing a medical emergency,” the 17-page complaint reads. In some circumstances, the necessary medical treatment is an abortion.
The suit seeks a declaratory judgment stating that Idaho’s law violates the Constitution’s Supremacy Clause and is preempted and conflicts with federal law. It also seeks a judgment that Idaho may not initiate a prosecution against or attempt to revoke the professional license of any medical provider who performs an abortion authorized under federal law. The department also called for a preliminary and permanent injunction against the state of Idaho to prohibit enforcement of its abortion ban when it conflicts with federal law.
You’d have to believe that abortion was sometimes a necessary medical procedure. It is not. The DOJ is lying and obfuscating, pretending that laws restricting abortion puts women’s lives at risk. They don’t. This is a lie but it is the only lie they have so they will keep on saying it, even if it means weaponizing the DOJ.
And let’s face it, there’s probably a pretty decent chance they’ll find a leftist judge to back them up on this
They will stop at nothing. Be prepared.
August 3, 2022 at 12:30 pm
I would send a letter “You can’t sue us. The SCOTUS overturned abortion. F you.” There is no need to even go to court. They should file this document with the federal court along with some dog turds and then secede.
August 3, 2022 at 12:33 pm
or go to court and if a leftist judge goes against the SCOTUS then have the state police arrest all federal personel in their state, and deal hardhly with them. that is what all states need to start doing.