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Thursday, December 07, 2023

A Dallas-area mother found out that her fetus has trisomy 18, a genetic condition that can cause stillbirth or death of a newborn. The court order allows her to end the pregnancy.



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... 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. ...

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-12-07 11:31 AM | Reply

How soon until Paxton appeals?

#2 | Posted by Nixon at 2023-12-07 02:20 PM | Reply

A Dallas-area mother found out that her fetus has trisomy 18 [...] Posted by lamplighter

Reminds me of Sarah Palin naming her son Trig after his genetic condition, Trisomy-G. The stupidity burns.

#3 | Posted by censored at 2023-12-07 02:48 PM | Reply

Why does Texas allow baby murder?

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-12-07 02:49 PM | Reply

"The idea that Miss Cox wants desperately to be a parent, and this law might actually cause her to lose that ability is shocking, and would be a genuine miscarriage of justice," Judge Maya Guerra Gamble, a Democrat elected to the bench, said Thursday."


Johnathan Stone, with the Texas Attorney General's Office, argued in court that Cox hadn't proved she would suffer "immediate and irreparable injury" and suggested that a subsequent hearing be allowed with more evidence.

He said under state law doctors can use "reasonable medical judgement" in providing an emergency abortion to protect a woman's life at risk, but that it didn't appear Cox met that definition.

Molly Duane, Cox's attorney with the Center for Reproductive Rights, said that standard is impossible to meet without harming a woman.


"The state attempts to second guess Miss Cox's positions and say that she is still not sick enough," Duane said.

"They have moved the goalposts once again. Now a patient must be about to die before a doctor can rely on the exception. This position is not only cruel and dangerous, but it flies in the face of the Texas Constitution, medical ethics and the laws themselves."

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2023-12-07 05:37 PM | Reply

Can Texans still get a bounty on her? Abortion is still abortion, right?

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-12-07 06:25 PM | Reply


That is a great question. I wouldn't think a judge would have the authority to issue an injunction that would disallow anyone from suing her.

#7 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2023-12-07 07:01 PM | Reply

Thread already posted.

#8 | Posted by Corky at 2023-12-07 07:08 PM | Reply


Texas is now threatening any doctors who help this woman...

Dec 7 (Reuters) - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday threatened to prosecute any doctors involved in providing an emergency abortion to a woman, hours after she won a court order allowing her to obtain one for medical necessity.

Paxton said in a letter that the order by District Court Judge Maya Guerra Gamble in Austin did not shield doctors from prosecution under all of Texas's abortion laws, and that the woman, Kate Cox, had not shown she qualified for the medical exception to the state's abortion ban.

Paxton said in a statement accompanying the letter that Guerra Gamble's order "will not insulate hospitals, doctors, or anyone else, from civil and criminal liability for violating Texas' abortion laws."

The letter was sent to three hospitals where Damla Karsan, the doctor who said she would provide the abortion to Cox, has admitting privileges.

"Fearmongering has been Ken Paxton's main tactic in enforcing these abortion bans," Marc Hearron, senior counsel at Center for Reproductive Rights, which represents Cox, said in a statement.

"He is trying to bulldoze the legal system to make sure Kate and pregnant women like her continue to suffer."



#9 | Posted by Corky at 2023-12-07 09:02 PM | Reply

The cruelty is the point.

#10 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2023-12-07 09:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Apparently so.

#11 | Posted by Corky at 2023-12-07 09:30 PM | Reply

@#8 ... The cruelty is the point. ...

When you go against religion, what else do you expect the outcome to be? Religions have not been the poster child of rational outcomes, for decades.

They have not been the poster child of rational outcomes. Even before posters may have been created.

#12 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-12-07 09:46 PM | Reply

#8...the cruelty ND the subjugation...never forget the subjugation...

#13 | Posted by earthmuse at 2023-12-07 10:35 PM | Reply

Can Texans still get a bounty on her?

#6 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2023-12-07 06:25 PM | FLAG:

Yes, and ChatGPT will fill out the paperwork.

I wonder what their net worth is.

#14 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2023-12-08 09:44 AM | Reply

Good old Republicans actually want the mother to die.

#15 | Posted by Sycophant at 2023-12-08 10:16 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Rightwing ideologues could not care less about what some Judge rules. If it runs counter to their agenda they will seek to ignore the ruling.

#16 | Posted by moder8 at 2023-12-08 01:57 PM | Reply

Rules smules. It's obviously Gods will that she should suffer. (But it's all her fault.)

Praise Jebus and pass the ammunition.

#17 | Posted by donnerboy at 2023-12-08 03:49 PM | Reply

"The anti-abortion project is the core engine of a brazen attempt by one religious clique that constitutes about a third of the population to impose their hardline faith-based beliefs on everyone else. Outside of the religious right who opposes abortion rights? Nontheists against women's full reproductive rights are as scarce as hen's teeth."

Gregory S. Paul

#18 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2023-12-08 05:59 PM | Reply

Republican death panels.

Republicans are scum

Imagine having to go before a judge to get life saving health care and even then the state tries to stop you

#19 | Posted by truthhurts at 2023-12-09 01:23 PM | Reply

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