The reversal of Roe v. Wade left women questioning if they would receive necessary medical treatment if the need arose. Rest assured, treatment for women in life-threatening circumstances is still readily available.

Did the Supreme Court’s Ruling Impact Life-Saving Treatment for Women?

The Court’s recent overturning has not impacted life-saving care and treatment for women. A recent letter from The Secretary of Health and Human Services states as much. Here, it is made publicly known that any woman in an emergent situation necessitating stabilizing medical care will not be refused treatment.

What Are Some Conditions That Qualify For Emergency Medical Treatment For Pregnant Women?

As stated in the letter, treatment for maternal medical emergencies “include, but are not limited to, ectopic pregnancy, complications of pregnancy loss, or emergent hypertensive disorders, such as preeclampsia with severe features.”

So, both ectopic pregnancies and miscarriages are found to be medically necessary conditions that will not be denied immediate medical attention.

What Did Roe v. Wade Do Then?

In 1973 the Supreme Court ruled that they believed it was a constitutional right for women to have the choice to have an elective abortion without the need for a life-threatening diagnosis.

In June of 2022, the Supreme Court overturned this ruling. When this occurred, the Court decided to hand back to each state government and the people who elect those governments the power to make laws governing abortion for themselves.

Still Have Questions?

We hope by better understanding this, you have the peace of mind you need to continue feeling confident in your present and future wellness care.

We also realize this is a lot of information, so if you still have unanswered questions, we encourage you to reach out to us today for a free, confidential appointment.