Five women who say they were denied abortions sue Texas

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(Refiles to add PIX to slug) By Brendan Pierson, Gabriella Borter and Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) -Five women who said they were denied abortions despite grave risk to their lives have sued the state of Texas, in the first apparent case of pregnant women suing over curbs imposed after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last June. The lawsuit filed on Monday asks a state court in Austin, the state’s capital, to clarify that doctors cannot be prosecuted for providing abortions, if in their good faith judgment the procedure is necessary to treat emergencies that threaten patients’ life …

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