A doctor who performed the abortion in the lawsuit is suing the state of Oklahoma over what he says was an intentional miscarriage that resulted in his wife suffering from post-abortion trauma.
Kurtis Alexander-Santana filed a lawsuit against Oklahoma on Monday seeking to force the state to release the medical records of the doctor who gave the abortion, Dr. Robert Langer.
According to the lawsuit, Langer performed an abortion on his wife, who was seven months pregnant at the time, after finding her pregnant during a routine ultrasound at the Oklahoma Hospital.
The lawsuit says Langer gave her medication to induce labor, but she didn’t feel pregnant.
The couple separated two years ago.
In an interview with NBC News last year, Lleran said he gave the woman a shot of Xanax and an antidepressant.
Langer later told NBC News he did not take the medication for the abortion because it was in the wrong dose.
The suit also alleges that Langer did not tell his wife about the abortion until after she miscarried, and he told her the medication didn’t work.
Langer’s attorney, John Sommers, did not immediately respond to NBC News’ request for comment.
The complaint alleges that the woman had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and was on anti-depressants.
The state has not responded to NBC’s request for information about the case.