Austin, Texas (AP) —The Texas Supreme Court said the clinic could continue late Friday night. Blocked the order. Roe v. After the fall of Wade, some doctors performed a miscarriage just days after resuming medical examination of the patient.
It wasn't immediately clear whether the Texas clinic, which resumed patient examinations this week, would stop servicing again. The hearing is scheduled for the end of this month.
Texas clinic scrambles could move patients away, change patient schedules, and now cancel appointments again — all in a week — since Roe capsized , Shows that confusion and scrambling are occurring across the country.
I was relieved that some clinics could temporarily resume abortion until the 6th week of pregnancy by order of Judge Houston earlier this week. Shortly thereafter, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton called on the Supreme Court of the State, which has nine Republican judges, to temporarily suspend the order.
"These laws are confusing, unnecessary and cruel," said Mark Harlon, a lawyer at the Center for Reproductive Rights, after being ordered on Friday night.
A Texas clinic has stopped aborting in about 30 million states after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Roe v. Wade case last week and terminated its constitutional rights to abortion. .. Texas has technically left an abortion ban in the book for the past 50 years while Roe was deployed.
A copy of Friday's order was provided by a lawyer in a Texas clinic. Not immediately found on the court website.
Abortion providers and patients across the country are having a hard time navigating the evolving legal situation surrounding abortion law and access.
In Florida, a law banning abortion 15 weeks later came into force on Friday the following day, when judges said they would sign an order to temporarily stop abortion next week, calling it a state constitutional violation. I did. The ban could have broader implications in the South, where Florida has wider access to procedures than its neighbors.
In Kentucky, the right to abortion was lost and regained within a few days. Last Friday, a so-called trigger law that almost completely banned procedures came into force, but on Thursday a judge blocked the law. This means that only two abortion providers in the state can resume patient consultation.
Legal disputes are almost certain to continue to cause confusion for Americans seeking abortion in the near future, and court rulings overturn access with immediate notice. Can be an overwhelming provider outside the state.
Even if a woman travels outside the state with an abortion ban, she may have fewer options to end her pregnancy as the prospect of prosecution continues.
This week, Montana's planned parent-child relationship "minimizes the potential risk of healthcare providers, healthcare center staff, and patients facing rapidly changing situations. "Because of" we have stopped providing drug abortion to patients living in banned states.
Planned Parenthood North Central States, which provides procedures in Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska, tells patients that they must take both medications in their regimen with an abortion permit. I have.
The use of abortion drugs has ended pregnancy since 2000, when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved mifepristone, the leading drug used for drug-induced abortion. Is the most common way to do it. It is an abortion drug when taken with misoprostol, a drug that causes spasms that empty the uterus.
"There is a lot of confusion and concern that healthcare providers may be at risk, and healthcare providers limit their responsibilities so that they can provide care to those in need. I'm trying, "said director Dr. Daniel Grossman. Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health, a research group at the University of California, San Francisco.
Planned Parenthood North Central States spokeswoman Emily Bisek tells patients that it must be legal to complete a drug abortion in an "unknown and ambiguous" legal environment. He said he had decided. — You need to take two medicines every 24-48 hours. She said most patients in the banned states are expected to opt for surgical abortion.
Access to pills has become an important battle in the right to abortion, and the Biden administration is preparing to claim that the state cannot ban FDA-approved medicines. doing.
Kim Floren, who runs an abortion fund called the Justice Empowerment Network in South Dakota, said the development would further limit women's choices.
"The purpose of these laws is to scare people anyway," Floren said of a ban on abortion and telemedicine counseling for abortion by drug. "Logistics to actually do these is a nightmare, but it depends on the fact that people are scared."
South Dakota medical and bone disorder inspectors take medicine for abortion without permission. South Dakota law that threatens punishment for serious offenses came into force on Friday for prescribers.
Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall's office is a group of people or groups to help women fund and travel to out-of-state abortion appointments. Said he was considering whether he could face prosecution.
Alabama-based group, the Yellow Hammer Fund, which helps low-income women cover abortion and travel expenses, has been active for two weeks due to lack of clarity under state law. Said that it was suspended.
"This is a temporary pause. We will see how and how to legally obtain money and resources," said Kelsea McLain, Healthcare Access Director at Yellowhammer. increase.
Laura Goodhue, executive director of the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood, said clinic staff members drive women from Texas without stopping or making promises. He said he saw him doing. She said she promised a callback if the woman, after 15 weeks, was asked to leave information and the judge signed an order to temporarily block the restrictions.
Still, there are concerns that the order is temporary and the law will be re-enforced later, which could lead to further confusion.
"That's terrible for the patient," she said. "We are really nervous about what will happen."
Isagire from Tallahassee, Florida and Globe from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. AP writer Dylan Lovan contributed from Louisville, Kentucky. Adriana Gomez Licon in Miami; Kim Chandler in Montgomery, Alabama.