Texas doctor who performed abortion becomes first person sued under new law

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A Texas doctor who admitted to breaking the state’s new abortion law to test its legality has been sued, a constitutional challenge that could end in the Supreme Court.

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San Antonio physician Alan Brad was sued by an Arkansas man in a civil lawsuit filed Monday Washington Post.

Dr. Brad provokes a showdown Post Opinion column over the weekend where he admitted to breaking the law on September 6, days after it went into effect at the beginning of the month.

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“I fully understood there could be legal consequences – but I wanted to make sure Texas didn’t shy away from its bid to prevent this clearly unconstitutional law from being put on trial,” Brad wrote.

The lawsuit filed against Mr Brad comes from former lawyer Oscar Stilley, who told Post He does not personally oppose abortion, but took action after reading Mr Brad’s confession on Saturday to test the law.

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Mr. Brad will also receive a loss benefit of at least $10,000 if successful.

“If the law isn’t good, why should we go through a long, drawn out process to find out if it’s garbage?” He told the outlet, adding that Mr Stille is currently serving a 15-year federal sentence for tax fraud in home confinement.

“If the state of Texas decided it was going to offer a $10,000 bounty, why shouldn’t I get that 10,000 bounty?”

This is a developing story.

Credit: www.independent.co.uk / Supreme Court

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