Texas Man Sues Women Who Helped His Wife Abort Their Unborn Baby

State   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Mar 15, 2023   |   12:23AM   |   Austin, Texas

A Texas father is seeking justice for his aborted baby after he says three women helped his wife abort their unborn child without his knowledge.

Last week, the father, Marcus Silva, filed a wrongful death lawsuit accusing two of his wife’s friends, Jackie Noyola and Amy Carpenter, of aiding “in murdering [his] unborn child with illegally obtained abortion pills,” according to a copy of the lawsuit shared with LifeNews.

The lawsuit also names a third woman, Aracely Garcia, who is accused of providing the abortion drugs to Silva’s wife in the summer of 2022 after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and Texas banned abortions.

Silva and his now ex-wife were in the divorce process at the time; they also have two living children, the Daily Wire reports.

“Noyola, Carpenter and Garcia all knew that they were aiding or abetting a self-managed abortion, which is a wrongful act and a criminal act of murder under Texas law,” the lawsuit states.

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According to the lawsuit filed in the Galveston County District Court, Silva’s ex-wife discovered she was pregnant with his child in July 2022. The lawsuit accuses her of hiding the pregnancy from her husband and “decid[ing] to kill the unborn child without Marcus’s knowledge or consent.”

Instead, she shared the news with two friends, Carpenter and Noyola, who “conspired” with her to abort the unborn baby with abortion drugs, which are illegal in Texas, the lawsuit states.

As evidence, the lawsuit quotes a series of text messages between the friends, including one from Noyola offering to let Silva’s ex-wife take the abortion pills at her home and another directing her to an online abortion pill seller based in Europe. The friends later found someone in Houston to provide the abortion pills, and Noyola arranged for their delivery through Aracely Garcia, the lawsuit states.

“Im so lucky to have y’all,” the ex-wife told her friends in a text, according to the lawsuit. “Really. … I didn’t think this would happen since it hasn’t in 7 f—— years either. But it’s still on me.”

Here’s more from the Daily Wire:

Text messages attached to the lawsuit, Silva’s wife worried that her former husband would “use it against me” [in the divorce.]

I know either way he will use it against me,” the pregnant woman said, according to text messages attached to the complaint. “If I told him before, which I’m not, he would use it as a way to try to stay with me. And after the fact, I know he will try to act like he has some right to the decision.”

The lawsuits says Noyola and Carpenter also told her to destroy evidence of the abortion, including the “test and wrapper,” in violation of state law.

Later, on Halloween, the lawsuit says the three friends “celebrated the murder [of the unborn child] by dressing up in Handmaid’s Tale costumes,” a photo of which was posted online publicly.

The ex-wife is not being sued. State laws exempt pregnant mothers from punishment for abortions.

Texas state Rep. Briscoe Cain, an attorney representing Silva, told FOX 29 that they also plan to sue the abortion drug company when they discover which one manufactured the drugs.

“Anyone involved in distributing or manufacturing abortion pills will be sued into oblivion,” Cain said. “That includes CVS and Walgreens if their abortion pills find their way into our state.”

Texas laws prohibit killing unborn babies in elective abortions and allow those who aid and abet in illegal abortions to be sued. Researchers estimate tens of thousands of unborn babies are being saved from abortion as a result.