According to reports, a Texas abortionist killed an unborn baby with a beating heart in an abortion — a direct violation of the new Heartbeat law.
Life News reports:
… [A]bortionist Alan Braid, of the Alamo Women’s Reproductive Services in San Antonio, admitted openly to his defiance Saturday in an essay published at the Washington Post.
Braid said he performed the illegal abortion on Sept. 6 because he “had a duty of care” to the mother. He said he also wants to see the pro-life law overturned in court.
“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,” he wrote. “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.”
The Texas heartbeat law went into effect Sept. 1, prohibiting abortions once an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable, about six weeks of pregnancy. Unique from other states, the Texas law includes a private enforcement mechanism that allows people to file lawsuits against abortionists who violate the law and those who help them.
The Daily Mail reported that the abortion Braid performed was on a first-trimester unborn baby who had a beating heart.