Case brought by Tennessee woman denied abortion while in jail is dismissed

A federal judge has dismissed a case brought by a woman who alleged she was illegally denied an abortion while she was an inmate in Maury County.

The federal judge did not decide whether the county’s decision was legal, but said Kei’Choura Cathey waited too long to file her case after being notified she would not be provided an abortion.

Her lawsuit was filed more than one year after notification, and thus it was beyond the Tennessee statute of limitations, a May 5 order from U.S. Magistrate Judge Joe B. Brown reads. TENNESSEAN

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