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Texas Supreme Court blocks permitted abortion for woman with non-viable pregnancy

BMJ 2023; 383 doi: (Published 11 December 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;383:p2920
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

On 8 December the Texas Supreme Court temporarily blocked permission for an abortion that a district court in Travis county had granted the day before. The lower court had issued a temporary restraining order to allow Kate Cox, a woman with a non-viable pregnancy, to have an abortion.12

Texas attorney general Ken Paxton immediately appealed the lower court’s ruling to the Texas Supreme Court, which temporarily blocked the lower court ruling while it considered Paxton’s appeal. The supreme court did not say when it …

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