Media Contact

Ari Mischik,

June 27, 2024

CONCORD, N.H. - The United States Supreme Court issued a ruling today in Idaho and Moyle v. United States that fails to clearly affirm the rights of all pregnant people to emergency abortion care and put an end to extremist attacks by anti-abortion politicians on this essential health care.

Statement from Devon Chaffee, Executive Director of the ACLU of New Hampshire:

“The Supreme Court has failed to make clear once and for all that anyone who is pregnant has the basic right to the emergency abortion care they need to protect their health and lives.

“Instead of recognizing this right, the Court has simply kicked the can down the road by sending the case back to the lower courts, where anti-abortion politicians will continue to fight to deprive us of essential and life-saving care. 

“These anti-abortion extremists have made clear they are coming for every aspect of our reproductive health care - and in the Granite State, this is a fight at our front steps. There will be no place for politicians who advocate for these bans and restrictions to hide from the consequences of their cruel actions.

“We should all be free to make our own decisions about our bodies, lives, and futures — and get the health care we need. Every pregnancy is different, which is why essential health care during pregnancy should be up to a patient and their provider — not politicians.”

An overview of the case can be found here.