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

Latest Breaking News

Showing Original Post only (View all)


(125,899 posts)
Thu Dec 7, 2023, 12:07 PM Dec 7

Texas judge grants pregnant woman's request to get an abortion [View all]

Source: NBC News

Dec. 7, 2023, 11:08 AM EST

A Texas judge on Thursday granted an emergency order allowing a pregnant woman whose fetus has a fatal diagnosis to get an abortion in the state. Late last month, Kate Cox, a Dallas-area mother of two, found out that the developing fetus has trisomy 18, a condition likely to cause stillbirth or the death of the baby shortly after it’s born, according to her attorney Molly Duane.

Texas law prohibits almost all abortions with very limited exceptions. So Cox and her lawyers sought a temporary restraining order that would block the state’s abortion bans and enable her to terminate her pregnancy.

“Kate Cox’s life and future fertility are at great risk, and according to her doctor, the medical care that she needs is an abortion,” Duane said in the hearing. She added that within the last two days, Cox had to visit an emergency room for a fourth time “for pregnancy symptoms including severe cramps leaking fluid and elevated vital signs.”

“Many of Miss Cox’s health risks during this pregnancy will put her life in danger if left untreated, and carrying this pregnancy to term will significantly increase the risks to her future fertility, meaning that she and her husband may not be able to have more children in the future,” Duane said. Judge Maya Guerra Gamble quickly granted the requested order.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/pregnant-woman-texas-gets-court-order-abortion-rcna128537

26 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies
Jesus, she has to go on the public record underpants Dec 7 #1
So this is what women have to go through now Diamond_Dog Dec 7 #2
Don't worry. We are coming for them at the ballot box. We will take our bodies and our lives back. onecaliberal Dec 7 #8
It's Rebl2 Dec 7 #11
So happy for Kate Cox - too bad she even had to go this route as this just should've iluvtennis Dec 7 #3
So will this be appealed and she is stuck until birth? Bev54 Dec 7 #4
You can bet the state will appeal it. Novara Dec 7 #7
That's what I'm worried about. 😟 ShazzieB Dec 7 #19
The legal fee thing is a purposely made roadblock. canuckledragger Dec 7 #20
Who wants to bet leftieNanner Dec 7 #5
Welcome to Red States of America where your first stop for emergency reproductive healthcare is Lonestarblue Dec 7 #6
A woman should not need a court order to take care of her health. This is a tragedy, a creepy tragedy. NNadir Dec 7 #9
'You mean we may not get more wage slaves to throw into the machine?' OldBaldy1701E Dec 7 #10
"..., argued that Cox and her husband had not sufficiently demonstrated that they would suffer riversedge Dec 7 #12
Jeezus! Delphinus Dec 7 #18
Frankly, the headline disgusts me. malthaussen Dec 7 #13
Out-freaking-rageous Ursus Arctos Dec 7 #14
The right-wing freaks want women to have to publicly disclose what should be private medical conditions Lanius Dec 7 #15
State has virtually forced its own HIPAA violation bucolic_frolic Dec 7 #16
This decision should not be made by legislators or judges. Hermit-The-Prog Dec 7 #17
Tx AG is being an asshole LetMyPeopleVote Dec 7 #21
The vast majority of the replies to that tweet are basically calling him evil IcyPeas Dec 7 #22
Still, barbtries Dec 7 #23
I didn't know that judges could practice medicine fromVT Dec 8 #24
I'm a pediatric hospice nurse. Trisomy 18 diagnosis on it's own is a hospice diagnosis mucifer Dec 8 #25
This is just so dammed wrong - a judge making health care decisions. c-rational Dec 8 #26
Latest Discussions»Latest Breaking News»Texas judge grants pregna...