February 28, 2024

Young Joins Amicus Brief Supporting Pro-Life SCOTUS Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) was among the 26 Senators and 95 Representatives who filed an amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of Moyle v. United States American and Idaho v. United States of America. The brief supports Idaho in defending its pro-life law, the Defense of Life Act, against the Biden administration’s efforts to trump it with its wrongful interpretation of federal law.

The amicus brief outlines several issues with the Biden administration’s case against Idaho’s bill. The brief clarifies: 

  • The administration is wrongfully misinterpreting the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) in federal agency guidance and claiming it provides a national abortion mandate for “stabilizing” abortions;
  • EMTALA does not mention abortion in any capacity, and the statute’s purpose is to ensure any person seeking help in an emergency room receives help regardless of his or her ability to pay;
  • EMTALA protects women in active labor and their unborn child(ren);
  • There is no federal right to an abortion; and
  • SCOTUS ruled in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health there is no constitutional right to an abortion and it returned abortion-related decisions to the states.

In addition to Senator Young, other senators who signed the brief include Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), John Kennedy (R-La.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Ted Budd (R-N.C.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), Pete Rickets (R-Neb.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.), and John Cornyn (R-Texas).

The amicus brief can be found here.