American media reported that the Supreme Court in the conservative US state of Texas on Friday prevented a woman with a high-risk pregnancy from benefiting from an abortion.
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Attorney General Ken Paxton had filed a petition with the Texas Supreme Court to prevent Kate Cox, 31, from terminating her pregnancy as the trial judge had authorized. According to Ms. Cox’s doctor, her pregnancy could threaten her life and fertility.
When examining the case, Paxton asserted that “Texas law prohibits voluntary abortion,” stressing that the judge “abused her authority” without “any evidence,” while “the Texas medical expert estimated that Ms. Cox did not meet the conditions necessary for an abortion.” Benefit from the medical exception.”
Kate Cox confirmed last week that her fetus had trisomy 18, a chromosomal abnormality associated with serious deformities.
In the summer of 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, who for half a century guaranteed the federal right of American women to terminate their pregnancies.
Since then, about two dozen states have banned or severely restricted abortion, such as Texas, which allows abortion only in cases of risk of death or serious disability of the mother.