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Press Release: Idaho Defends Pro-Life Law at US Supreme Court

By • April 23, 2024

The following press release was sent out by the Office of Attorney General Raúl Labrador. Press releases do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those at the Idaho Dispatch.

Idaho AG Raúl Labrador to hold press conference following oral arguments Wednesday in State of Idaho v. United States of America

WHO: Idaho Attorney General Raúl Labrador
WHAT: Press conference following oral arguments in State of Idaho v. United States of America
WHEN: Immediately following oral arguments, which begin at 10 a.m. EDT, Wed., April 24
WHERE: Outside U.S. Supreme Court, 1 First St. NE, Washington

[WASHINGTON] – Idaho Attorney General Raúl Labrador will speak at a press conference outside the U.S. Supreme Court immediately following oral arguments Wednesday in State of Idaho v. United States of America.

The Office of the Idaho Attorney General, with the assistance of experienced Supreme Court litigators from ADF and Cooper & Kirk PLLC, is asking the nation’s high court to prevent the Biden administration from manipulating federal law to override Idaho’s Defense of Life Act. Idaho’s law protects the lives of women and their unborn children, preventing doctors from performing abortions unless necessary to save the life of the mother or in cases of rape or incest. Contrary to what the administration argues, Idaho’s law is fully consistent with federal law.

“The administration’s radical interpretation of federal law is nothing more than a lawless disregard for Idaho’s right to protect life,” Labrador said. “Idaho’s Defense of Life Act is perfectly consistent with the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act [EMTALA], which provides explicit protections for ‘unborn children’ in four separate places. But the Biden administration is trying to use one life-affirming law to invalidate another. We are asking the Supreme Court to end the administration’s unlawful overreach and to respect the decision of the people of Idaho to safeguard the lives of women and their unborn children.”

In August 2022, the Biden administration sued Idaho, claiming that EMTALA preempts Idaho’s protections for life and requires emergency room doctors to perform abortions that are unlawful in Idaho. But no conflict exists between EMTALA and Idaho’s law, as both seek to save lives, and neither force doctors to perform abortions in emergency rooms. After a lower court upheld the administration’s attempt to rewrite EMTALA and prevented Idaho from enforcing its law, the Supreme Court agreed to review the case and fully restored Idaho’s law while the case continues.

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11 thoughts on “Press Release: Idaho Defends Pro-Life Law at US Supreme Court

  1. AG Labrador, our prayers and thoughts will be with you as you argue this case. The reprehensible lawsuit that the squatter-in-chief’s administration filed against our state is unconscionable and, God willing, the highest court in the land will listen to you.

    Thank you, Mr. Labrador and may God grant you clarity of thought and the firm resolve to defeat the evil perpetrated by those who would mock the will of the people of our great state. God’s blessings and protections to you, sir!

      1. Your quess that most Idahoens want choice in ability to abort is questionable, but a true leader does what is best for our state and/or country, not what the majority want. This is God’s world and he does not agree with murder in any sense of the word.

      2. First, I don’t believe your premise that most Idahoans support the right to choose (baby murder). If that were the case they would be electing democrats into office, because democrats love the barbaric practice of so called abortion. They are bloodthirsty.

        Psalms 106:37
        “Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils,”
        King James Version (KJV)

        But even if you were correct, does that make it right for a Mother to pay a “Doctor” (butcher) to murder her child?

        When a Mother pays a “doctor” to murder her poor little child she is sinning a great sin. And after the procedure is complete she is now a murderer (and so is the “doctor”- the only difference is he is a mass murderer, no doubt having murdered hundreds of other innocent babies).

        Jeremiah 1:5
        “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.”
        King James Version (KJV)

        Believing in Jesus Christ and becoming born again (John 3:3) is the only way to be forgiven on sin and have eternal life.

  2. Soon we won’t have any experienced OB-GYNs to protect the lives of mothers. Rest easy, we’ll still have legislators who think they know more than doctors.

    1. You might profit by listening to the testimony of a doctor to Congress who performed over 2000 abortions and admitted that not one of them was performed to save the mother’s life. The fact of the matter is that it takes at least three days for an abortifacient to prepare a woman’s uterus for an abortion – far longer than any “life-threatening” emergency.

      It’s pretty amazing what you can learn when you bother to study your own ideology…

  3. repubs are ‘off in the weeds’ on this politically. That being said, Raul is as smart as they come

    1. Eternal life is more important than winning an election by going along with the crowd. Have you ever heard the saying, if everyone else jumped off a bridge would you do it too?

      If you support murder (which is what so called abortion is) you are a child of the devil.

      John 8:44
      “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”
      King James Version (KJV)

      Those who support so called abortion are on the broad road that leads to destruction (following the majority) and need to become born again and get on the narrow path that leads to life. Winning an election won’t make a hill of beans in the end. Only where we end up in eternity will matter then.

      Matthew 7:14
      “Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”
      King James Version (KJV)

      John 3:3
      “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
      King James Version (KJV)

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