Young Voters React to Today’s Supreme Court Rulings

In response to the Supreme Court rulings on the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) and the ‘good neighbor’ policy, NextGen America President Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez released the following statement:

Moyle v. United States
“Today’s Supreme Court decision fails to affirm federal protection of abortion rights under EMTALA, leaving emergency abortion access unresolved and prolonging legal uncertainty. The Court should not have heard this case in the first place, but this should come as no surprise, given that this Court upended nearly 50 years of precedent in overturning Roe vs. Wade.

“While this ruling temporarily safeguards emergency access to medical abortions for patients in Idaho, it highlights a troubling pattern of judicial hesitation in protecting reproductive rights. This is about control — over our lives, bodies, and futures, and making abortion out of reach nationwide. This decision jeopardizes the health and safety of pregnant individuals, emphasizing the ongoing battle for consistent, unimpeded access to essential medical services, including abortion.

“We are at a critical juncture for our Supreme Court, facing a legitimacy crisis. This ruling underscores the urgent need to continue advocating and acting to safeguard reproductive healthcare rights, including access to contraception, abortion, and other forms of essential healthcare. As we approach the November elections, NextGen America remains committed to educating, organizing, and mobilizing young people to defend these fundamental rights.”

Ohio v. Environmental Protection Agency
“The Supreme Court’s decision to halt the Biden administration’s landmark ‘good neighbor’ plan is a profound setback for environmental protection and public health. By curtailing the EPA’s authority to enforce crucial pollution regulations across state lines, the Supreme Court has once again prioritized corporate profits over the health and well-being of Americans.

“This ruling not only jeopardizes the health of communities already burdened by air pollution but also undermines federal efforts to safeguard our air quality nationwide. NextGen America condemns this decision, which favors the MAGA Republican agenda outlined in Project 2025 over public health and environmental justice. The American people deserve a Court that upholds —not dismantles — vital protections for our communities, our climate, and our future.


About NextGen America
NextGen America is the leading national organization for engaging young people through voter education, registration and mobilization. We invite 18-to-35 year olds — the largest and most diverse generation in American history — into our democracy to ensure our government works for them and to find new solutions to the dire challenges facing our society and the world. Since 2013, NextGen America has registered more than 1.5 million young voters and contacted 9.6 million young eligible voters during the historic 2022 midterm elections.