TX: Man sues women for helping ex-wife get abortion

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“A Texas man is suing three women for helping his now-ex-wife obtain pills to have an abortion last year. The lawsuit says under Texas law, ‘a person who assists a pregnant woman in obtaining a self-managed abortion has committed the crime of murder.’ Marcus Silva’s lawsuit heavily relies on text messages between his ex-wife and the three women. … Silva is seeking $1m (£800,000) in damages. His ex-wife’s friends allegedly texted her information about Aid Access, an international group that provides abortion medication by mail. Text messages reveal Mr Silva’s ex-wife was concerned he would try to make her stay with him if he learned about the pregnancy. One of the women dropped off the pills to Mr Silva’s ex-wife, the lawsuit says. The legal action claims the drug manufacturer will also be named as a defendant once they are identified.” (03/13/23)