YES! The Texas Abortion Law Is ALREADY Paying Off Dividends!

Apparently, the Texas abortion is already paying dividends! An abortionist admitted in an op-ed for the Washington Post that he has deliberately broken the Texas abortion law – known as the Heartbeat Law – by performing an abortion after the window has past. Alan Braid is an obstetrician-gynecologist at Alamo Womens’ Reproductive Services in San Antonio.

Braid wrote in the Washington Post that he had deliberately violated the “Heartbeat Act” that bans abortion after doctors can detect a fetal heartbeat just so that he can challenge it in court.

Apparently, Dr. Braid is now getting his wish.

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Two former lawyers in Illinois and Arkansas are now filing suit against the good doctor on Monday, and here is the kicker: both of these gentlemen are pro-abortion. Of course, the other end of the argument would be that many are now questioning whether the men are just deliberately questioning the law simply to set precedent.

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BBC reports, “Oscar Stilley, a former lawyer in Arkansas who is serving a 15-year federal conviction for tax fraud in home confinement, said he had decided to file the lawsuit after reading Dr Braid’s opinion piece. He said he was not opposed to abortion but sued to force a court to test the legality of the new legislation.”

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“I woke up this morning … and I saw a story about this doctor, Dr. Braid,” Stilley told the American-Statesman. “He’s obviously a man of principle and courage and it just made me mad to see the trick bag they put him in and I just decided: I’m going to file a lawsuit. We’re going to get an answer, I want to see what the law is.”

Stilley told Reuters that he believes the Heartbeat Act is a violation of the constitutional rights of Texas women, and he claimed that he will either be able to challenge the law or he will win the $10,000 lawsuit. Thus, according to Stilley, it is a win-win proposition for him.

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“(The statute) says any person can bring a lawsuit,” he said. “As far as I’m concerned, it doesn’t matter that I’m a disbarred attorney. It doesn’t matter that I’m in custody. It doesn’t matter that I’m up in Arkansas and not in Texas. It kind of looks like I have nothing to do with it, but they said I can have a chance and I can go in there and I can sue and collect $10,000 for it.”

“Well, that’s the law and I want that $10,000 and I intend to be the fastest gun in the West.”

The second lawsuit was filed by a suspended lawyer named Felipe Gomez, from Illinois, who described himself as a “Pro-Choice Plaintiff” in his complaint and said that the law was “illegal as written and as applied.”

In his op-ed, Braid explained that he has been performing abortions for the last 45 years, writing “when the Supreme Court issued its ruling in Roe v. Wade in 1973, recognizing abortion as a constitutional right, it enabled me to do the job I was trained to do.”

“Then, this month, everything changed. A new Texas law, known as S.B. 8, virtually banned any abortion beyond about the sixth week of pregnancy. It shut down about 80 percent of the abortion services we provide. Anyone who suspects I have violated the new law can sue me for at least $10,000. They could also sue anybody who helps a person obtain an abortion past the new limit, including, apparently, the driver who brings a patient to my clinic,” Braid wrote. “For me, it is 1972 all over again.”

Braid wrote in his op-ed that on the morning of September 6th he had performed an abortion on a woman who was clearly beyond the state’s limit, and it was five days after the new law went into effect.

The new law stipulates that anyone can sue an abortionist or anyone who is aiding and abeting a woman who is getting an abortion after the doctors have detected a fetal heartbeat. Although they cannot sue the woman, they can hold the provider and anyone who helped her accountable.

“I fully understood that there could be legal consequences — but I wanted to make sure that Texas didn’t get away with its bid to prevent this blatantly unconstitutional law from being tested,” he wrote.

Dr. Braid said that until the new law was passed, his clinic had been performing abortions as late as 22 weeks, and that is when a baby can be delivered and survive outside the womb.

The good doctor is so committed to terminating pregnancies that he said his clinic has been referring patients out of state and offering to assist with the funding if they are too far along to get an abortion under Texas law.

As a spokeswoman for the Texas Right to Life, an anti-abortion advocacy group, Kimberlyn Schwartz called the lawsuits “self-serving legal stunts” and felt that Stilley and Gomez are “abusing the cause of action created in the Texas Heartbeat Act for their own purposes.”

Still, if these two clowns can file a lawsuit, then it definitely shows that individuals who are seriously pro-life can file a lawsuit as well.

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