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Amanda Zurawski, who developed sepsis and nearly died after being refused an abortion when her water broke at 18 weeks, left, and Samantha Casiano, who was forced to carry a nonviable pregnancy to term and give birth to a baby who died four hours after birth, center, stand with their attorney Molly Duane outside the Travis County Courthouse, Wednesday, July 19, 2023, in Austin, Texas.Thirteen women sued the state of Texas in the spring, arguing that the medically necessary abortions they sought were denied or delayed because of ambiguous language in state laws. Those laws, they argued, left sizable room for interpretation regarding the circumstances under which the procedure remained legal in Texas after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. On Friday, a state district judge issued a temporary injunction in the case filed by those thirteen women, Zurawski v. Texas, providing brief clarity regarding certain situations under which Texans facing medical emergencies could receive an abortion.  Travis County district judge Jessica Mangrum found in favor of the women, noting that “there is uncertainty regarding whether the medical exception to Texas’s abortion bans [. . .] permits a physician to…

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