The Texas Tribune reports:
A Texas man is suing three women who he claims assisted his ex-wife in terminating her pregnancy under the state’s wrongful death statute, the first such case brought since the state’s near-total ban on abortion last summer.
Marcus Silva is represented by Jonathan Mitchell, the former solicitor general of Texas and architect of the state’s prohibition on abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy, and state Rep. Briscoe Cain, R-Deer Park. The lawsuit is filed in state court in Galveston County, where Silva lives.
Silva alleges that his now ex-wife learned she was pregnant in July 2022, the month after the overturn of Roe v. Wade, and conspired with two friends to illegally obtain abortion-inducing medication and terminate the pregnancy.
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Briscoe Cain first appeared on JMG in 2019 when a Texas teacher was targeted with death threats after Cain named her as having given her class an “anti-Trump assignment.”
Later in 2019, he appeared here when Beto O’Rourke notified the FBI after Cain tweeted, “My AR is ready for you Robert Francis.” That tweet was removed by Twitter as a violation of their rules about violent threats.
Last year Cain filed a bill that would ban companies from doing business in Texas if they helped an employee procure an abortion by giving her time off to travel.
A Texas man whose ex-wife terminated her pregnancy is suing three women who assisted her under the state’s wrongful death statute, the first such case brought since the state’s near-total ban on abortion. | via @texastribunehttps://t.co/c17NhMrB7H
— KUT Austin (@KUT) March 10, 2023