Texas Woman, Seeking Urgent Abortion, to Leave State for Care Amid Legal Battle

Kate Cox, facing Texas’ near-total abortion ban due to a fetal abnormality, plans to travel for the procedure while the state’s Supreme Court reviews her case.

Despite a lower court’s restraining order, the Supreme Court halted it pending an appeal by Attorney General Ken Paxton. Cox’s case challenges the limited exceptions to the ban and highlights the risks faced by pregnant individuals.

The dispute centers on the medical necessity exception under Texas law, a crucial test since the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2022 decision.

Cox emphasizes the impact on her health and future fertility, while Paxton argues against broadening abortion access.

The outcome carries implications for women’s reproductive rights in Texas. ( Source: Reuters.)


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