Photo of anti-abortion demonstrators outside the U.S. Supreme Court. Anti-abortion demonstrators gathered outside the U.S. Supreme Court after it overturned Roe v. Wade last month. Photo: Valerie Plesch/Bloomberg

Republican Texas legislators who sent a threatening letter to Sidley Austin last week over the law firm’s policy to pay for out-of-state abortion travel also have other Texas employers offering that benefit in their sights.

The far-right Texas Freedom Caucus’ letter to Sidley threatened the law firm with civil penalties, felony charges, and disbarment for its policy. It also said lawmakers plan to introduce legislation prohibiting “any employer in Texas from paying for elective abortions or reimbursing abortion-related expenses—regardless of where the abortion occurs.”

 

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