Pro-Lifer Sued for Calling Abortion 'Murder'

The Texas Supreme Court has decided to take up a pair of defamation cases against a pro-life activist over the legality of calling abortion "murder." In 2020, three abortion funds — the Lilith Fund, Texas Equal Access Fund, and the Afiya Center — sued Mark Lee Dickson, founder of the "Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn" initiative, after he encouraged cities to pass an ordinance that declared the abortion funds "criminal organizations." Their lawsuits also accuse Dickson of defaming them in social media posts that call abortion murder. The Lilith Fund sued him in Travis County and the latter two groups sued him in Dallas County, but since both cases concern the same issue, the Supreme Court of Texas consolidated them when it agreed to hear them. Read more...


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