Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

General Discussion

Showing Original Post only (View all)

babylonsister

(170,865 posts)
Thu Dec 7, 2023, 11:28 AM Dec 7

Texas judge allows Kate Cox to abort fetus with lethal abnormality [View all]


Texas judge allows Kate Cox to abort fetus with lethal abnormality
Thursday, December 07, 2023 at 11:16:04a EST
By Eleanor Klibanoff
The Texas Tribune


For the first time in at least 50 years, a judge has intervened to allow an adult Texas woman to terminate her pregnancy.

When Travis County District Judge Maya Guerra Gamble handed down the temporary restraining order Thursday, Kate Cox, 31, of Dallas burst into tears. Cox and her husband desperately wanted to have this baby, but her doctors said continuing the nonviable pregnancy posed a risk to her health and future fertility, according to a historic lawsuit filed Tuesday.

snip//

A week after she first received the diagnosis, Cox and her husband, represented by the Center for Reproductive Rights, filed a lawsuit asking a judge to grant a temporary restraining order, allowing them to terminate this pregnancy.

“It is not a matter of if I will have to say goodbye to my baby, but when,” Cox said in a statement. “I’m trying to do what is best for my baby and myself, but the state of Texas is making us both suffer.”


After a 45 minute Zoom hearing Thursday, Gamble ruled that Cox should be allowed to terminate the pregnancy, and that Dr. Damla Karsan, a Houston OB/GYN, should be protected from civil and criminal penalties if she performs the procedure.

more...

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2023/12/7/2210273/-Texas-judge-allows-Kate-Cox-to-abort-fetus-with-lethal-abnormality
15 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies
Latest Discussions»General Discussion»Texas judge allows Kate C...