COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) — A 29-year-old woman is suing a Tennessee sheriff after she says she was denied an abortion while in jail, violating her constitutional rights.
Media outlets report Kei’Choura Cathey filed the federal lawsuit in Nashville last month against Maury County Sheriff Bucky Rowland.
Cathey found out she was pregnant in 2015 while in custody on robbery and murder conspiracy charges.
Cathey had the child in April of 2016 and now wants a judge to order Rowland to pay damages of $1.5 million.
Neither Rowland nor Cathey’s attorney responded to requests for comment.