Seeking to terminate the pregnancy to protect her health and future fertility, she and her husband sought a court order to block Texas’ abortion bans from applying in her case. A state district judge granted the request Thursday, but then the state Supreme Court temporarily paused the lower court’s order Friday. On Monday evening, the Texas Supreme Court directed the lower court to vacate its order. Before the Supreme Court issued its ruling, Cox’s lawyers said she intended to proceed with the lawsuit despite seeking an out-of-state abortion. "A pregnant woman does not need a court order to have a life-saving abortion in Texas.