On October 5, the Center filed a lawsuit asking for three suits filed against their client, Dr. Alan Braid, be combined. Braid violated Texas’s abortion ban, S.B 8, which allows private citizens to sue anyone who helps a woman obtain an abortion after approximately six weeks of pregnancy. Braid commented on his decision to provide abortion care to The Hill, saying, “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.”
The Hill also quoted a statement from Center President and CEO Nancy Northup in which she said, “Dr. Braid filed suit today to stop the vigilante plaintiffs and get this extreme abortion ban declared unconstitutional once and for all.”
- You can read the article here: The Hill: Federal lawsuit seeks to consolidate challenges regarding Texas abortion ban
- To learn more about the lawsuit against Braid, visit: Center Files Lawsuit Defending Doctor Who Violated Texas Abortion Ban
- The Center is challenging S.B. 8 itself in another case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson.