Texas AG Ken Paxton files petition aiming to block Kate Cox abortion authorization

Posted on AllSides December 8th, 2023
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A day after a Travis County judge issued a temporary restraining order on the state's abortion ban and authorized a woman with a fatal fetal diagnosis to terminate her pregnancy, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday filed a petition seeking to block the ruling. Paxton filed a petition for a writ of mandamus, which, if granted by a higher court, would block the judge's temporary restraining order. However, if Cox has already obtained the abortion, Paxton's petition would be moot, Southern Methodist University law professor Joanna Grossman told the...

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