A Texas doctor violated the new abortion laws and bragged about murdering a baby that was outside the legal limits set by the state legislature — a weird and gruesome protest to the new regulations. S.B. 8 took effect after the Supreme Court refused to block it. The law is perhaps the most restrictive abortion regulation in the country, banning the procedure after about six weeks of pregnancy. But San Antonio OB-GYN Dr. Alan Braid doesn’t care about the law — he just wants to kill some babies to make a point.
In an essay for the Washington Post, Braid brags that he performed an abortion two days after S.B. 8 took effect in violation of the law — something he seems proud of.
“[O]n the morning of Sept. 6, I provided an abortion to a woman who, though still in her first trimester, was beyond the state’s new limit,” Braid says. “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.” The doctor goes on to compare the new law to “1972 all over again” — a reference to the Roe v. Wade battle. Sadly, it’s unclear if he will face consequences for his disgusting and illegal actions. TheBlaze reports:
Braid acknowledged that, by performing an abortion, he opened himself up to consequences as laid out under the Texas law. But the doctor said he performed the abortion to help challenge S.B. 8.
“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,” Braid said.
However, it is not clear if Braid will face any consequences. S.B. 8 targets people who perform abortions and individuals who aid or abet women in obtaining abortions. The law, however, does not permit women who obtain abortions to face consequences.
“I understand that by providing an abortion beyond the new legal limit, I am taking a personal risk, but it’s something I believe in strongly,” Braid wrote. “Represented by the Center for Reproductive Rights, my clinics are among the plaintiffs in an ongoing federal lawsuit to stop S.B. 8.”
“I have daughters, granddaughters and nieces. I believe abortion is an essential part of health care,” he continued. “I have spent the past 50 years treating and helping patients. I can’t just sit back and watch us return to 1972.”
Dr. Braid needs to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. If he is not, more will join his gruesome “protest” and murdering babies will become a strange and horrible leftist sport.