Twenty women are challenging the state’s abortion laws, saying they were unable to get the healthcare they needed for their medically complex pregnancies.
In the first lawsuit of its kind since Roe v. Wade was overturned, a husband seeks damages from women who allegedly helped his ex-wife obtain the medications to terminate her pregnancy.
Texas’ conflicting and confusing laws on abortion have already caused catastrophic problems for pregnancy care.
“It was just a matter of time before the baby died, or maybe I’d have to go through the trauma of carrying to term knowing I wasn’t bringing a baby home,” said 27-year-old Lauren Hall, who traveled to Seattle all the way from Texas to have an abortion. “I couldn’t do that.”