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Texas Supreme Court stays judge's ruling of first instance.

Agence France-Presse

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The Supreme Court of the very conservative American state of Texas on Friday prevented a woman with a very risky pregnancy from benefiting for an emergency abortion but indicated that she would examine the merits of the case later.

Attorney General Ken Paxton had petitioned the Texas Supreme Court to suspend a court ruling rendered Thursday, which authorized Kate Cox, 31, to terminate her pregnancy, which threatened her fertility and her life, a rare decision in this state which prohibits abortion with very rare exceptions, one of the strictest laws in this area in the United States.

Regardless of the merits, the Court administratively stays the district court's decision that allowed Ms. Cox, 31, to have an abortion, said the Center for Reproductive Rights, which represents Ms. Cox in court. p>

The Center for Reproductive Rights released a copy of the court's decision.

The body indicated that Ms. Cox's application would remain before the Court for examination.

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However, we still hope that the Court ultimately rejects the State's request and does so quickly, says Molly Duane, the lead attorney for the Center for Reproductive Rights, who says fear that the court decision, postponed, will be synonymous with refusal.

He #x27;requires urgent medical care. Kate is already 20 weeks pregnant. This is why people should not beg for medical care in court.

A quote from Molly Duane, senior attorney at the Center for Rights reproductive

Texas law prohibits voluntary abortions, Attorney General Ken Paxton emphasized, asserting that the judge had abused her power without any evidence while the expert Texas Medical Institute found that Ms. Cox did not qualify for the medical exception.

In his petition, Ken Paxton, an ultraconservative Republican, called on the Texas Supreme Court to suspend this decision.

Kate Cox had confirmation last week last that her fetus had trisomy 18, a chromosomal anomaly associated with serious malformations. During the emergency hearing Thursday, Judge Maya Guerra Gamble granted her the option of having an abortion.

In a statement accompanied by a letter to Texas hospitals, Ken Paxton had already warned of the potential long-term implications if these establishments allowed abortion.

Qualifying the judge as an activist, he asserted that her decision in favor of the plaintiff would protect neither these hospitals nor any other person from being held civilly and criminally liable for violations of the Texas laws on abortion.

By the summer of 2022, the United States Supreme Court overturned its Roe v. Wade, who for half a century guaranteed the federal right of American women to terminate their pregnancies.

Since then, around twenty states have banned the #x27;abortion or have very strongly restricted it, like Texas, which only authorizes abortions in cases of danger of death or risk of serious disability for the mother.

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