‘Abortion is essential health care’: Reaction after Texas judge grants woman’s request to get abortion

Posted on AllSides December 7th, 2023
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A Texas judge on Thursday said a pregnant woman whose fetus has a fatal diagnosis could legally obtain an abortion despite the state’s bans. The judge, Maya Guerra Gamble of Travis County district court, granted Kate Cox, who is 20 weeks pregnant, permission to terminate her pregnancy, issuing a temporary restraining order to permit a doctor to perform the abortion without facing civil or criminal penalties under the state law. Cox’s case is believed to be among the first attempts to seek a court-approved abortion since Roe v. Wade was...

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