Tag Archives: Amanda Zurawski

SCOTx upholds abortion ban in Zurawski lawsuit

I don’t know if the Supreme Court intended to bury the news of this stinker of a ruling on a Friday, but boy howdy if that was their intent did they ever pick the right Friday to do it on. … Continue reading

Posted in Legal matters | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on SCOTx upholds abortion ban in Zurawski lawsuit

Of course no one likes the Texas Medical Board’s proposed abortion guidance

This was never a viable path forward. It was and is doomed to fail. When Sarah Harrison addressed the Texas Medical Board at a virtual hearing Monday, she added her name to the growing list of Texas women who have … Continue reading

Posted in Legal matters | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Texas Medical Board’s abortion guidance is a mess

I have three things to say about this. Doctors who perform life-saving abortions may soon be required to document whether they first tried to transfer the patient to another facility to avoid terminating the pregnancy, a move some say goes … Continue reading

Posted in Legal matters | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Texas Medical Board’s abortion guidance is a mess

Texas Medical Board issues some guidance on abortion exceptions

Sort of. The Texas Medical Board proposed a broad definition for what constitutes an emergency medical exception under the state’s otherwise strict abortion ban at its meeting Friday, disappointing some abortion rights advocates who were seeking a specific list of … Continue reading

Posted in Legal matters | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Texas Medical Board issues some guidance on abortion exceptions

Texas Medical Board may issue guidance on abortion exceptions

I trust you will forgive my skepticism about this. The Texas Medical Board will consider language to clarify what qualifies as a medical exception to the state’s abortion laws at an upcoming March 22 board meeting. The meeting agenda was … Continue reading

Posted in Legal matters | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Texas Medical Board asked to clarify abortion exceptions

If the Supreme Court won’t do it, then what else is there? Two attorneys have asked the Texas Medical Board to clarify what qualifies as a medical exception to the state’s abortion laws, following the Texas Supreme Court’s rejection last … Continue reading

Posted in Legal matters | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Fifth Circuit rules EMTALA doesn’t apply to abortions

A typically crappy ruling from our least favorite appeals court. Federal regulations do not require emergency rooms to perform life-saving abortions if it would run afoul of state law, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. After the overturn of Roe … Continue reading

Posted in Legal matters | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Texas Medical Board can’t do anything about abortion

I’m sorry, but this is a complete waste of time, and everybody involved knows it. In its ruling this week denying a Dallas woman’s petition for an emergency abortion, the Texas Supreme Court said it was the responsibility of physicians … Continue reading

Posted in Legal matters | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Kate Cox leaves Texas to get her abortion

My heart goes out to her and her family. After the Texas Supreme Court temporarily put a pregnant woman’s efforts to get an emergency abortion on hold, her lawyers said Monday that she had left Texas to get care in … Continue reading

Posted in Legal matters | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Paxton asks SCOTx to stop the emergency abortion

Welp. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has asked the state Supreme Court to intervene and stop a Dallas woman from having an abortion. Paxton’s office petitioned the high court just before midnight Thursday, after a Travis County district judge granted … Continue reading

Posted in Legal matters | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Emergency abortion approval granted

Good, with the obvious proviso that no one should ever have to go through this. For the first time in at least 50 years, a judge has intervened to allow an adult woman to terminate her pregnancy. When Travis County … Continue reading

Posted in Legal matters | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Texas woman seeks emergency abortion approval

Boy howdy is this a big ol’ can of worms. A Texas woman is asking a judge to allow her to get an emergency abortion after learning that her baby has a rare and typically fatal condition. The first-of-its-kind lawsuit, … Continue reading

Posted in Legal matters | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

SCOTx has its abortion case hearing

Here we go. The Supreme Court of Texas heard arguments Tuesday in a landmark case that could impact how the state’s abortion laws apply to medically complicated pregnancies. In August, state District Judge Jessica Mangrum ruled that the near-total abortion … Continue reading

Posted in Legal matters | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Idaho appeals EMTALA injunction to SCOTUS

Brace yourselves. Idaho asked the Supreme Court Monday to stay a lower court injunction, or to take up its case directly, as it attempts to fend off the Biden administration’s challenge of the state’s abortion ban. The government filed suit … Continue reading

Posted in Legal matters | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Idaho appeals EMTALA injunction to SCOTUS

The business brief against the state abortion ban

Would like to see a lot more co-signers on this. Forty Texas companies and business leaders are entering the fight against Texas’ abortion ban, filing a brief with the Texas Supreme Court that argues the “ambiguity” in the law’s medical … Continue reading

Posted in Legal matters | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

More plaintiffs in the lawsuit to allow exemptions to Texas’ super strict anti-abortion law

SCOTx will take up that appeal soon. When Kimberly Manzano’s doctor first noticed some irregularities with her pregnancy, she turned to God, praying constantly for good news. When the diagnosis worsened, she and her husband sought comfort in the Bible’s … Continue reading

Posted in Legal matters | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on More plaintiffs in the lawsuit to allow exemptions to Texas’ super strict anti-abortion law

Fifth Circuit hears EMTALA appeal

Keep your expectations very low. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Tuesday about whether the federal government can require Texas hospitals to perform life-saving abortions, despite the state’s near-total ban on the procedure. After the overturn of … Continue reading

Posted in Legal matters | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Judge grants order allowing exemptions to anti-abortion laws

Some late Friday breaking news. A Texas judge on Friday issued a temporary exemption to the state’s abortion ban that would allow women with complicated pregnancies to obtain the procedure and keep doctors free from prosecution if they determined the … Continue reading

Posted in Legal matters | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Judge grants order allowing exemptions to anti-abortion laws

Hearing in the lawsuit to clarify exceptions to Texas’s harsh anti-abortion law

Here’s hoping for some good news. One woman could barely get words out through her tears. Another ran to the restroom as soon as she was done, wordless, wretched sobs wracking her tiny body. A third threw up on the … Continue reading

Posted in Legal matters | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

More plaintiffs join lawsuit against Texas over abortion restrictions

Good. One woman had to carry her baby, missing much of her skull, for months knowing she’d bury her daughter soon after she was born. Another started mirroring the life-threatening symptoms that her baby was displaying while in the womb. … Continue reading

Posted in Legal matters | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on More plaintiffs join lawsuit against Texas over abortion restrictions

An example of how a pro-abortion rights campaign could go

This was from last week, and I’ve been thinking about it since. In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, one of the five women suing Texas for abortion access blamed the state’s Republican senators for her near-death experience … Continue reading

Posted in Election 2024, Legal matters | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on An example of how a pro-abortion rights campaign could go

The doctors involved in the lawsuit to clarify Texas’ draconian forced birth law

Good stuff. Last spring, Dr. Judy Levison started to give her routine answer when a patient, who was 15 weeks pregnant, asked why she should receive a blood test that picks up certain fetal defects. Some women simply want to … Continue reading

Posted in Legal matters | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The doctors involved in the lawsuit to clarify Texas’ draconian forced birth law

More on the lawsuit that seeks to clarify exceptions to Texas’ forced birth laws

A couple of interesting articles to read to enhance our understanding of the lawsuit filed by five women who claim that Texas’ anti-abortion laws have harmed them. From Vox: In theory, even after the Supreme Court’s anti-abortion decision in Dobbs v. … Continue reading

Posted in Legal matters | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Five women harmed by Texas’ anti-abortion law file a lawsuit over it

Well, this ought to be interesting. Five women who say they were denied abortions despite grave risks to their lives or their fetuses sued the state of Texas on Monday, apparently the first time that pregnant women themselves have taken … Continue reading

Posted in Legal matters | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment