Sumary of The Texas Abortion Ban Might Be the First, But It Won’t Be the Last:
- Hurricane Ida temporarily closed two of Louisiana’s three abortion clinics last week, she tells SELF, pushing patients “further and further east.
- ”Dr. Torres characterizes the new law as more than a ban or removal of rights.
- “When you force someone to give birth, you force them to undergo health and life risks and potentially die doing a thing that they didn’t want to do in the first place,” Dr. Torres says.
- ”Dr. Torres fears Texas-style laws will cause more preventable deaths like that of Savita Halappanavar.
- The 31-year-old dentist died due to sepsis after an Irish hospital repeatedly denied her an abortion, the standard medical treatment for her ongoing, incomplete miscarriage.
- Halappanavar’s name became a rallying cry for the successful repeal of Ireland’s near-total abortion ban in 2018. The situation in Texas—and the failure of the Supreme Court to step in—could lead to similar tragedies in the U.S., Dr. Torres says.