Texas's highest court hears arguments in a case challenging an abortion law

In a case challenging the state’s infamous abortion law, the Texas Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday. The case got to the top court in the state after the attorney general made an emergency appeal in August of last year.

At the time, a state district judge made a decision that would have given women with highly complicated pregnancies more ways to get an abortion. People are suing the state to see if its laws are too unclear and if women can even sue it.

A plaintiff from Dallas named Lauren Miller told reporters outside of court, “I put the blame firmly on the state.” Thirty women and two doctors sued the state of Texas in March. The women couldn’t sue the state, the Texas Attorney General’s Office said in the state Supreme Court. Instead, they said, the women should have sued their doctors for medical malpractice.

Beth Klusmann from the attorney general’s office said, “Some of the women seem to have been the exception, but their doctor still said no.” Laws don’t make decisions like that; doctors do. Shelby Miller and others filed a lawsuit in March when CBS News Texas first met her.

She said she had to leave the state to get an abortion because one of the twin boys Miller was expecting was dangerous to the other boy and Miller. She told reporters on Tuesday that Miller should not sue her doctor. “Here’s my physician. They didn’t say what else they wanted. She’s standing next to me; she’s a great doctor.

Texas's highest court hears arguments in a case challenging an abortion law

Doctors who do abortions against the law could go to jail, pay fines, or even lose their medical licenses. She and the other claimants said that doctors wouldn’t give them abortions even though they needed them because the state law wasn’t clear enough.

“There are medical exceptions to the bans, but no one knows what that means, and the state won’t tell us,” Molly Duane of the Center for Reproductive Rights told the judges. To define what “medically necessary” means, legislators passed House Bill 3058 in May. However, the office of the attorney general said that the law was always clear and that abortions could only be done if the mother’s life was in danger. The leader of Texas Values, Jonathan Saenz, agreed.

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“The fact that the legislature decided to, out of an abundance of caution and consideration, address these issues and make it even more clear to eliminate any doubt is not an indication that the law was not already sufficient to begin with.” The claimants want to get rid of the law in the end.

“The people who are pushing for this lawsuit want to get rid of laws that protect life.” They would love to do that in this case due to the current conditions. Saenz is still sure that the Texas Supreme Court will rule in favour of the state.

Duane told reporters that they feel good and think abortion is both a human right and a moral good. “We are optimistic that the court heard us, heard them, and saw them.” Lawyers said the Texas Supreme Court may decide on this case before June. The lower state court will then take a second look at the issue.

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