Texas Judge Grants Pregnant Woman Request To Legally Terminate Pregnancy


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A Texas judge has granted a woman permission to get an abortion despite the state’s ban. 

The Dallas woman had received a diagnosis last week that determined her fetus has an abnormality that leaves no chance of survival.

Lawyers for Kate Cox argued the medical exemption in the state law is vague and the doctor worries about a lifetime prison sentence. Cox's pregnancy has a severe anomaly and could prevent her from having children in the future.

Judge Maya Guerra Gamble said the idea that Cox wants to be a parent and the law might actually cause her to lose that ability is shocking and would be a genuine miscarriage of justice.

The lawsuit is believed to be the first of its kind in the nation since the Supreme Court last year overturned Roe v. Wade.

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