A demonstration in favor of abortion rights in front of the United States Supreme Court in 2019, before the historic Roe c ruling . Wade doesn't get broken. (File photo)
Texas has banned all abortions, including in cases of incest or rape. The only exception: in the event of danger of death or risk of serious disability for the mother. But abortion rights advocates say the exceptions are too vague and doctors are terrified of being sued.
The fact that Ms Cox's fetus, who is 20 weeks pregnant, has Down syndrome means it is at risk of death < em>in utero. Even if the pregnancy goes to term, the probability that the baby will be stillborn or die a few days later is high.
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Ultrasounds revealed that he had abnormalities in his spine and ;abdomen and that the development of his skull and heart was abnormal.
But due to Texas law, Ms. Cox cannot have an abortion. Her doctors tell her that their hands are tied and explain that she must wait for the baby to die in her womb, according to her complaint.
Due to previous C-sections, inducing labor also carries a high risk of rupture of the uterus, which could kill her or prevent her from becoming pregnant in the future if a hysterectomy is necessary. , according to the same source.
On behalf of Texas, Jonathan Stone of the Attorney General's Office asserted that the only stakeholder who will suffer immediate and irreparable harm in this case if the court grants Ms. Cox's emergency motion is the State. Abortion, once performed, is permanent, it cannot be undone, he argued.
We strongly believe that (Kate Cox's) situation falls within the medical exception under Texas abortion laws, hammered Molly Duane.
However, the State is trying to question Ms. Cox's doctors and say that she is still not not sick enough […] From now on, a patient must be on the verge of death before a doctor can invoke the exception, she denounced.