Texas doctor faces first suits under strict, new anti-abortion law

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Dr. Alan Baird of San Antonio became the first abortion provider to face legal action sparked by the new anti-abortion law in Texas.
A doctor in Texas was sued under the state's new anti-abortion law on Monday after publicly revealing that he defied the near-total ban on performing the procedure to see whether it stands up in court.

Dr. Alan Baird of San Antonio became the first abortion provider to face legal action sparked by the law when he was slapped with separate suits filed by former lawyers in Arkansas and Illinois.

One of the plaintiffs said he wasn't opposed to abortion but wanted to force a legal review of the controversial measure that went into effect on Sept. 1 and can only be enforced through civil litigation by private citizens.

"I don't want doctors out there nervous and sitting there and quaking in their boots and saying, 'I can't do this because if this thing works out, then I'm going to be bankrupt,'" Oscar Stilley told The Associated Press.

Dr. Alan Baird is facing two separate lawsuits for performing an…
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