The Texas Supreme Court has made a decision against a woman who was seeking an emergency abortion after traveling out of state for the procedure.

The Texas Supreme Court has made a decision against a woman who was seeking an emergency abortion after traveling out of state for the procedure.

divorce from her husband since 2016 was found dead in her home, and her husband was found dead in a nearby hotel

A woman from Texas, who had been trying to get a divorce from her husband since 2016, was discovered deceased in her residence. Her husband was also found deceased in a hotel close medical exemption for an abortion

According to attorneys from the Center for Reproductive Rights, a lower court ruling that would have permitted her to undergo the procedure has been put on hold by the Texas Supreme Court, leading her to leave the state.

Last week, Judge Maya Guerra Gamble of the State District granted permission for Kate Cox, a 31-year-old mother of two from Dallas, to end her pregnancy. According to legal paperwork, Cox’s medical team informed her that her baby had the genetic condition trisomy 18, which typically leads to either a stillbirth or early death of the infant.

According to the recent court submission, Cox was in her 20th week of pregnancy. The Center for Reproductive Rights, the party responsible for filing the lawsuit, stated that Cox decided to leave the state because she could no longer delay the procedure.

The ruling made by Gamble was temporarily halted by the Texas Supreme Court.

After Cox departed the state on Monday, the state Supreme Court lifted the pause and deemed it irrelevant, subsequently reversing the lower court’s decision to grant Cox’s request.

The opinion of the state’s high court stated that Cox’s doctor had the authority to decide if her situation qualified for an exemption to the state’s abortion prohibition. This exemption is based on whether her pregnancy posed a threat to her life or a significant bodily function.

The court discovered that Cox’s physician did not make a sincere claim about whether Cox’s condition met the requirements of the law. Despite this, the lower court still allowed her to have an abortion under the exception.

The high court stated in its opinion that judges cannot use their authority to interpret the law in a way that allows for abortions outside of its stated exceptions.

Based on legal records, Cox’s physicians informed her that initial screening and ultrasound examinations indicated her pregnancy is improbable to result in a healthy infant. Additionally, due to her previous two cesarean deliveries, proceeding with the pregnancy would pose significant risk for “severe complications” that could potentially harm her life and future ability to have children.

The legal complaint claimed that, as a result of the stringent abortion restrictions in Texas, medical professionals informed her that they were unable to intervene and that she would either have to wait for the fetus to pass away inside her or carry the pregnancy to full term. In the latter scenario, she would have to undergo a third C-section, only to witness her baby endure suffering until death.

As the state’s highest court deliberates on the constitutionality of the strict abortion law, a lawsuit has been submitted arguing that it unfairly limits access to abortion for women with serious pregnancy complications. Earlier this year, a judge in Austin declared that the ban could be waived for women facing extreme complications, but the ruling has been temporarily halted while the all-Republican Supreme Court reviews the state’s challenge.

During the court hearings, the state’s attorneys proposed the possibility of a legal case being brought forth by a pregnant woman who has received a diagnosis of a potentially lethal fetal condition.

1973 Roe v. Wade decision to directly challenge the constitutionality of a state abortion ban

The Center for Reproductive Rights states that Cox v. Texas is the initial case to directly question the legality of a state’s abortion restriction since the 1973 decision of Roe v. Wade.

Reversal of the decision in Roe v. Wade.

This document is being submitted on behalf of a pregnant individual who is seeking urgent medical treatment for an abortion. Recently, a woman in Kentucky, who is at 8 weeks of pregnancy, took legal action against the state’s two bans on abortion.

Joe Ruiz was a contributor to this report.