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Arkansas Man Sues Texas Doctor for Performing Abortion in Texas

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People conduct a demonstration against the six-week abortion prohibition at Austin's capitol in Texas. (Photo: AP)

One Arkansas man filed a lawsuit against a doctor who just performed an abortion in Texas. The act is currently regarded as illegal as imposed by the state’s new abortion guidelines. This was following six weeks of pregnancy of the client.A former lawyer, Oscar Stilley, who was expelled from the Bar on arraignments of conspiracy and tax evasion in 2010, sued Dr. Alan Braid, a doctor in San Antonio, Texas on Monday.

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A man from Arkansas filed a lawsuit against a Texas abortion provider. (Photo: NY Post)

Public Admission

Since the implementation of Texas’ restrictive abortion law, this is regarded to be the initial lawsuit filed. The accuse physician publicly confessed to performing an abortion that was not legal under S.B. 8.

The new Texas law prohibits such procedure following the detection of a fetal heartbeat.

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Last week, Alamo Women’s Reproductive Services owner Braid wrote in a Washington Post article that he had contravened the law. He proffered an abortion to a woman in her early phases of gestation. He wrote that “on the morning of September 6, I provided an abortion to a woman who, though still in her first trimester, was beyond the state’s new limit. I acted because I had a duty of care to this patient, as I do for all patients, and because she has a fundamental right to receive this care.”

2 Lawsuits

Two lawsuits were filed against the accused physician. One suit was from a Chicago man and the other one was filed by the Arkansas complainant currently undergoing home confinement alongside serving a 15-year prison sentence.

The S.B. 8 law does not offer exclusions for incest or rape.

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