Doctor Boasts of Criminally Aborting Child Despite Texas Pro-Life Law

A Texas abortionist admitted to aborting a child whose heartbeat could be detected after the passage of a law banning such abortions.

The Washington Post published Dr. Alan Braid’s confession as an opinion piece. Braid wrote that “on the morning of Sept. 6,” nearly a week after Texas’ law banning abortions after six weeks of gestation, “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,” Braid wrote.

As some commentators have noted, Braid presented his criminal act as ‘brave’ and ‘heroic’.

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

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