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Dr. Braid Checked For Cardiac Activity Before Performing The Abortion

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Josh Blackman | 9.21.2021 7:47 PM

Dr. Alan Braid's op-ed in the Washington Post was vague about whether he actually performed an abortion after detecting cardiac activity. The Center for Reproductive Rights confirmed to the New York Times that Braid did check for cardiac activity.

All was quiet until Saturday, when Dr. Braid wrote in The Washington Post that he had performed an abortion on Sept. 6 to a woman who was "beyond the state's new limit." He knew he was inviting lawsuits, he wrote, and "taking a personal risk, but it's something I believe in strongly."

Marc Hearron, senior counsel for the Center for Reproductive Rights, an abortion rights group that represents Dr. Braid, said the doctor performed an ultrasound that........

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