Texas woman who sought court permission for abortion leaves state for the procedure, attorneys say


December 10, 2023

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A pregnant Texas woman who was seeking court permission for an abortion in an unprecedented challenge to one of the most restrictive bans in the U.S. could not wait any longer and went to another state, her attorneys said Monday.

The announcement came as Kate Cox, whose fetus has a fatal condition, awaited a Texas Supreme Court ruling on whether she could legally receive an abortion. Her baby's diagnosis has low survival rates and her attorneys said continuing the pregnancy jeopardized both her health and ability to have more children.

"Her health is on the line. She's bee...

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