More women sue Texas, asking court to put emergency block on state’s abortion law
In “More women sue Texas, asking court to put emergency block on state’s abortion law,” AP News reported on the additional eight Texas women joining the Center’s lawsuit against the state. Although the women faced dangerous and severe pregnancy complications and their health, lives and fertility were at risk, all were told they could not end their pregnancies in Texas, a state that has enacted some of the nation’s most restrictive abortion laws.
“Our hope is that it will allow physicians at least a little more comfort when it comes to patients in obstetrical emergencies who really need an abortion where it’s going to effect their health, fertility or life going forward,” said Molly Duane, the Center’s senior staff attorney and the lead attorney on the case. “Almost all of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit tell similar stories about their doctors saying, if not for this law, I’d give you an abortion right now.”
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