Texas Supreme Court rules against Kate Cox in abortion case

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The Texas Supreme Court has ruled against a lower court order that allowed Kate Cox, a pregnant woman whose fetus was diagnosed with a fatal condition, from having an abortion. 

In a seven-page ruling on Monday, the state Supreme Court said that ​​Travis County District Judge Maya Guerra Gamble’s decision to issue a temporary restraining order last week to allow Cox to have the abortion was a mistake. 

The court also found that Cox’s doctor – Damla Karsan –  “asked a court to pre-authorize the abortion yet she could not, or at least did not, attest to the court that Ms. Cox’s condition poses the risks the exception requires.” 

“These laws reflect the policy choice that the Legislature has made, and the courts must respect that choice,” the court said in its ruling.

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