Judge Maya Guerra Gamble granted a pregnant woman permission to get an abortion in an unprecedented challenge to the state’s strict ban that took effect after Roe v Wade was overturned by the US Supreme Court in 2022. Kate Cox says her foetus has a lethal abnormality that is almost always fatal at birth. Cox’s doctors say continuing the risk to her health and future fertility.

This is the first lawsuit of its kind since Texas banned nearly all abortions last year.