This Wednesday, the White House announced that Joe Biden and his wife extended a special invitation to Kate Cox to attend the State of the Union speech, scheduled for March 7, 2024. Cox, who was forced to leave in Texas to seek medical care for a non-viable pregnancy, will share her moving story at this prominent political event.
According to White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre, along with the president and First Lady, they thanked Kate Cox for her courage in confronting extreme abortion restrictions in Texas. Jean-Pierre emphasized that the president recognizes the challenges faced by those women who want to have an abortion and promotes their right.
Cox’s case gained national attention, where at 21 weeks pregnant, it was confirmed that her fetus had trisomy 18, a chromosomal abnormality associated with serious malformations and despite the risks that this anomaly represented in Kate’s health and fertility , Texas anti-abortion laws denied. him the procedure, leaving his doctors “on the hook,” according to a complaint he filed. Because of this, Kate is forced to leave Texas to undergo an emergency abortion.
This case illustrates the challenges facing patients and health care professionals since the US Supreme Court’s repeal of the federal guarantee of abortion rights in June 2022. Since then, many states have imposes restrictions and restrictions on the voluntary termination of pregnancy. In particular, Texas, which prohibits abortion, once the case of Roe vs. Wade in the US Supreme Court, legislation that has been in effect for at least half a century.
Biden accused former President Donald Trump of seeking restrictions on access to abortion and planned to use this issue against him during the election campaign.