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Kimberly Manzano, a new plaintiff joining nine women in a lawsuit against the state of Texas’s abortion ban, poses for portrait at a park in McKinney, TX on November 11, 2023. Manzano had a fatal fetal diagnosis and had to travel out of state to New Mexico for an abortion.

More women join lawsuit challenging Texas’ abortion laws

Twenty women are challenging the state’s abortion laws, saying they were unable to get the health care they needed for their medically complex pregnancies.


Danielle Mathisen, an OB/GYN resident, and her husband were thrilled when they got pregnant right on schedule. But after a devastating fetal diagnosis, they had to scramble to travel out of state for an abortion.

A doctor’s dilemma

Legal challenge continues

Kimberly Manzano, a new plaintiff joining nine women in a lawsuit against the state of Texas’s abortion ban, is held by her husband David Manzano for a portrait at a park in McKinney, TX on November 11, 2023. Manzano had a fatal fetal diagnosis and had to travel out of state to New Mexico for an abortion.

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