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5 Women Sue Texas for Denying Them Abortions

HeadlineMar 08, 2023

Back in the U.S., five women are suing Texas after they were denied abortions, even as their pregnancies posed serious risks to their health and were nonviable. The Center for Reproductive Rights is bringing the lawsuit on behalf of the women and two doctors. This is plaintiff Amanda Zurawski.

Amanda Zurawski: “I cannot adequately put into words the trauma and despair that comes with waiting to either lose your own life, your child’s life, or both. For days, I was locked in this bizarre and avoidable hell. … In a matter of minutes, I went from being physically healthy to developing sepsis, a condition in which bacteria in the blood develops into infection with the ability to kill in under an hour.”

It’s the first such lawsuit since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last year, triggering a rash of abortion bans in states across the country.

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