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Texas’s Abortion “Bounty” Law Just Lost Its First Test. Here’s What That Means.On Thursday, a state court in San Antonio tossed out a lawsuit against Dr. Alan Braid. Braid was the first doctor to declare that he had performed an abortion in defiance of Texas’s 2021 Senate Bill 8 “bounty” law, which allows anyone who is aware of an abortion that occurred in the state to sue any party who “aids or abets” the abortion. Braid didn’t perform the abortion in the summer of 2021 out of ignorance of the law. Rather, the physician, who began his career in 1972, did so intentionally—as he wrote in an op-ed for the Washington Post last September that publicized his decision to defy the law—because he considered the law unjust. The plaintiff in the case against Braid, a suspended Illinois lawyer…

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