Dr. Alan Braid wrote a piece saying that he violated Texas’ new law. Now he is being sued. (photo: Washington Post Opinion on Twitter 9/21/2021 Screenshot)
By Dr. Alan Braid, a San Antonio abortion doctor, announced in a recent op-ed that he had violated Texas’ new law Sept. 6.
By Jonah McKeown, CNA,
A Texas abortion doctor who said he performed an abortion in violation of a new state law was sued Monday by two non-Texas residents in what appears to be the first legal action taken since the law took effect this month.
A Texas pro-life group has criticized the lawsuits, however, calling them “imprudent” and “self-serving.”
Dr. Alan Braid, a San Antonio abortion doctor, took to the opinion page of The Washington Post on Sunday to announce that he had violated Texas’ new law Sept. 6 by performing an abortion on a woman whose unborn baby had a heartbeat, and he said he did so because of “a duty of care to this patient … and because she has a fundamental right to receive this care.” …