At Austin Press Conference, Texas Women Denied Abortions Tell Their Stories
Press conference held to discuss Zurawski v. State of Texas, the Center's new case against Texas seeking to clarify the “medical emergency” exception under Texas abortion law.
On March 7, the Center for Reproductive Rights held a press conference in Austin to discuss its groundbreaking lawsuit against the state of Texas that seeks to clarify the scope of the state’s “medical emergency” exception under its extreme abortion bans.
Press Conference Replay
Hear from some of the plaintiffs and the Center’s Nancy Northup and Molly Duane.
The case, Zurawski v. State of Texas, was brought on behalf of five Texas women—each denied abortion care after facing severe and dangerous pregnancy complications—and two Texas obstetrician-gynecologists.
At the press conference, with the Texas Capitol building in the background, four of the women who are plaintiffs in the case explained how their inability to access abortion care in Texas posed great risks to their fertility, health, and lives. The Center’s Nancy Northup, President and CEO, and Molly Duane, senior staff attorney, also spoke and answered questions from the media about the case.
Below are photos, video clips, and links to more information about the event.
Watch highlights of the press conference:
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More on this event and the case:
- Press Conference Replay
- Written Remarks by the Plaintiffs at the Press Conference
- Case information: Zurawski v. State of Texas
- Center Sues Texas on Behalf of Women Denied Abortions After Facing Dangerous Pregnancy Complications
The Center for Reproductive Rights is dedicated to helping all people access abortion in their communities, including people who are denied care while facing pregnancy complications. If you have been denied care and want to speak to a lawyer about your options, please reach out to [email protected].