Council for Life is deeply disturbed by the abortion case of Kate Cox, currently before the Texas Supreme Court. Mrs. Cox has sought legal permission to terminate the life of her 20-week baby girl diagnosed with Trisomy-18. The State of Texas is vigorously fighting the Travis County district judge’s ruling on Thursday permitting the abortion. Attorney General Ken Paxton petitioned the high court yesterday to stay the judge’s ruling.

Texas law only allows abortions to save the life of the mother. The State of Texas alleges that Mrs. Cox’s attorneys have failed to establish that she qualifies for this medical exception. Texas law does not allow abortion because of a baby’s diagnosed disability.

The abortion of Mrs. Cox’s baby girl at 20 weeks would be considered a late-term abortion. At 20 weeks, unborn babies are developmentally far enough along to survive outside the womb with a lot of medical care. Abortions performed at 20 or more weeks gestation are done by induction of labor or far more commonly by the horrifying violence of dilation and evacuation dismemberment (D&E). In some cases, the abortion may involve administration of a lethal injection into the baby’s heart in utero. (See Charlotte Lozier Institute article The Reality of Late-Term Abortion Procedures HERE)

Mrs. Cox is a 31-year-old wife and mother of two. Her story is heartbreaking and painful. Let us remember that two lives are at stake here. She and her baby girl have equal worth and dignity and are loved by God. We pray Mrs. Cox connects with Abel Speaks, a life-affirming agency and Council for Life Beneficiary that exists to walk with parents who have chosen to carry a baby with a life-limiting diagnosis. (Go to Abel Speaks website HERE)

Please join us in our prayers of compassion and love for the safety and protection of Mrs. Cox and her precious unborn child.

Council for Life