By Katie Smith
5:35 PM – Thursday, December 7, 2023
A Texas judge has granted a woman the ability to get an abortion given her rare pregnancy condition.
On Thursday, Kate Cox’s request for an abortion was granted after showing the court that her fetus has a rare condition that could cause stillbirth or kill the baby shortly after it’s born.
Cox also argued that carrying the fetus would negatively affect her fertility in the future.
Judge Maya Guerra Gamble stated that abiding by Texas’s abortion restrictions would be a “miscarriage of justice.”
“The idea that Ms. Cox wants desperately to be a parent, and this law might actually cause her to lose the ability is shocking and would be a genuine miscarriage of justice,” the judge said. “I will be signing the order and it will be processed and sent out today.”
Cox’s case is reportedly the first attempt to get a court ordered abortion after the United States Supreme Court gave the authority to allow abortions to the states in its landmark Dobbs decision.