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Texas urged federal courts on Thursday to block the Biden administration’s requirement for doctors and hospitals to provide abortion in emergency care.
In a lawsuit filed in the US District Court in the Northern District of Texas, Texas Justice Secretary Ken Paxton argued that federal law did not grant the right to abortion.
The proceedings were filed by Secretary of Health and Welfare Xavier Becerra in hospitals and doctors. Necessary to provide abortion in emergency medical care When the treatment needed to save the life of a pregnant woman is needed. Becerra said hospitals and doctors who refused to comply could terminate their Medicare provider contracts and be fined.
Becerra said emergency medical and labor law supersedes state law restricting access to abortion in emergencies. However, Mr. Paxton argued that the HHS requirements were illegal, unconstitutional, and unenforceable, and said the law did not require specific treatment.
“Federal law is clear. Patients, wherever they live, are entitled to emergency treatment, including abortion treatment, if their healthcare provider deems it necessary,” said an HHS spokeswoman. increase.
Abortion has been illegal in Texas since 1925 after the US Supreme Court overturned the Roe v. Wade case last month. This protected access to the procedure as a constitutional right for nearly 50 years. The ban is currently being enforced through fines and proceedings.
Texas has another law passed in 2021, which will come into effect in the coming weeks and will result in a felony for life imprisonment for abortion. The ban is an exception if a qualified doctor determines that a woman is facing a life-threatening condition.
President Joe Biden last week issued an executive order instructing HHS to take action to protect access to abortion. Besera’s warning that doctors and hospitals need to provide abortion in emergency care is the most specific step the government has ever taken to protect access to procedures.
Following a Supreme Court ruling, at least nine states have banned abortion. Several other states tried to ban the procedure, but those laws were blocked by state courts.
Most of the state’s abortion bans have the exception of when a woman’s life is at stake, but U.S. health officials have complications of ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage while waiting for legal guidance. I am worried that a vigilant doctor may wait a long time to treat.