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Texas Judge Intervenes to Allow Pregnant Woman to Receive Critical Abortion Care

HeadlineDec 08, 2023

In Texas, a judge granted a temporary restraining order Thursday against the state’s sweeping abortion ban, to allow a 20-week-pregnant woman with a nonviable fetus to get an abortion. Thirty-one-year-old Kate Cox filed the first-of-its-kind lawsuit last week. Travis County Judge Maya Guerra Gamble said it was “unforgivable that she was forced to go to court” to seek emergency medical care.

Judge Maya Guerra Gamble: “The idea that Ms. Cox wants desperately to be a parent and this law might actually cause her to lose that ability is shocking and would be a genuine miscarriage of justice.”

Following the judge’s ruling, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton threatened to prosecute any providers involved in Kate Cox’s abortion care.

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