Saturday, March 11, 2023

Ex-husband suing three women under Texas's wrongful death statute, alleging that they assisted his ex-wife in terminating her pregnancy

Texas Tribune:
The lawsuit relies heavily on screenshots from a group chat the ex-wife had with two friends seemingly seeking to help her terminate her pregnancy.
 a law professor at SMU Dedman School of Law, said this lawsuit is “absurd and inflammatory.” Since the pregnant patient is protected from prosecution, there is no underlying cause of action to bring a wrongful death suit in a self-managed abortion, she said.

“But this is going to cause such fear and chilling that it doesn’t matter
[The ex-husband] is represented by ... the former Texas solicitor general and architect of the state’s prohibition on abortions