5 Women Sue Texas In First Post-Roe Abortion Lawsuit

AUSTIN, TX - SEPTEMBER 20: The Texas State Capitol is seen on the first day of the 87th Legislature's third special session on September 20, 2021 in Austin, Texas. Following a second special session that saw the passage of controversial voting and abortion laws, Texas lawmakers have convened at the Capitol for a third special session to address more of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's conservative priorities which include redistricting, the distribution of federal COVID-19 relief funds, vaccine mandates and restrictions on how transgender student athletes can compete in sports. (Photo by Tamir Kalifa/Getty Images)
  • Five women are suing Texas over its abortion law, saying state regulations banned them from having procedures even though their pregnancies were life-threatening.
  • The lawsuit is the first to be brought over abortion denials after the Supreme Court overturned the Roe v. Wade decision, reports The Washington Examiner.
  • In their lawsuit, the women say their pregnancies carried the risk of hemorrhage or life-threatening infections, and they are calling on the court to clarify what exceptions the Texas abortion laws allow.
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