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Texas Women Sued for Helping a Mother get Abortion Pills

'Anyone involved in distributing or manufacturing abortion pills will be sued into oblivion...'

(Headline USA) Three women in Texas are being sued for wrongful death by a man who claims they helped his now-ex-wife obtain medication to kill her child.

It’s another test of state-enforced bans since the U.S. Supreme court overturned the Roe v. Wade decision.

In a lawsuit filed late Thursday in Galveston County, Marcus Silva alleges assisting in a self-administered abortion is tantamount to aiding a murder.

Silva is seeking $1 million in damages.

The woman who killed her baby in July — weeks after the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade — is not named in the lawsuit.

Texas law protects women who get an abortion from being held liable.

Silva is being represented by Jonathan Mitchell — a former Texas solicitor general who helped create one of the state’s abortion bans — attorneys from conservative legal group Thomas More Society, and state Rep. Briscoe Cain, a Houston-area Republican.

“Anyone involved in distributing or manufacturing abortion pills will be sued into oblivion,” Cain said in a statement from the attorneys.

According to the lawsuit, the manufacturer of the pills will also be named as a defendant once it is identified in the discovery process.

The lawsuit claims it has text messages from among the women discussing how to obtain medication that could induce an abortion and how to aid the woman who was pregnant in planning to take the medication.

Adapted from reporting by the Associated Press

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