HomeNewsTexas Supreme Court Pauses Ruling Allowing Pregnant Woman to Have an Abortion

Texas Supreme Court Pauses Ruling Allowing Pregnant Woman to Have an Abortion

Date:

The Texas Supreme Court paused a ruling from a lower court allowing a pregnant woman to have an abortion.

On Friday, the court said it was staying a Thursday ruling from a district court that allowed 31-year-old Katie Cox to have an abortion. Cox, who is 20 weeks pregnant, has a fetus that has been diagnosed with full trisomy, which is a condition that results in miscarriage, stillbirth or the death of the infant in the hours, days or weeks following the birth.

“The petition for mandamus and motion for temporary relief remain pending before the Court,” the Texas Supreme Court said in the ruling.

Cox’s doctors have said have said carrying her pregnancy to term will force a cesarean section or induction that would result in serious injury. If labor is induced in Cox’s case, she could face a uterine rupture due to previous C-sections. An additional C-section could also endanger her future fertility.

“While we still hope that the Court ultimately rejects the state’s request and does so quickly, in this case we fear that justice delayed will be justice denied,” Molly Duane, senior staff attorney at the Center for Reproductive Rights, which is representing Cox in the case, said in a press release. “We are talking about urgent medical care. Kate is already 20 weeks pregnant. This is why people should not need to beg for healthcare in a court of law.”

The Lone Star state outlaws every abortion starting at fertilization. It also has a “bounty law,” which rewards private citizens who sue people who have assisted someone in obtaining an abortion.

“Future criminal and civil proceedings cannot restore the life that is lost if Plaintiffs or their agents proceed to perform and procure an abortion in violation of Texas law,” Texas Attorney General Paxton’s office said to the court, per The AP.

The Hill has reached out to the Texas Attorney General’s office and the Center for Reproductive Rights.

Share on

Place your
Adver here

For more details, contact

Related articles:

The Continued Detention of Pius Awoke Esq. and the Deafening Silence of the Bar

By M.O.Idam Since the 27th day of July 2021 that...

Alleged Fake Lawyer Docked for Obtaining Money Under False Pretence

A 32-year-old man, Olumide Yerokun has been docked in...

Nilfa Gambo Sworn In as Youngest High Court Judge

Governor Umar Namadi of Jigawa State on Monday swore...

Meta Suspends AI Unveiling in EU Over Data Protection Concerns

Meta has announced that it will pause plans to...

 Nsukka Bar Holds Valedictory Court Session for Slain Elias Ugwu

The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) Nsukka branch today the...