Federal law that protects emergency life-saving abortions challenged in Texas suit

Texas Attorney General Paxton argues EMTALA doesn’t require hospitals to give abortions to save mother’s life

By: - July 14, 2022 3:01 pm
photo shows Texas AG Ken Paxton speaking to a room of media

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has sued in federal court, arguing that a law requiring hospitals to provide life-saving care to all patients does not require them to provide abortions. (Courtesy of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.