San Antonio doctor Alan Braid is facing lawsuits after revealing
that he performed an abortion
in defiance of a new Texas law. This comes after the Justice Department sued
the state and asked a federal judge
to temporarily block enforcement of the law while the lawsuit plays out. The law
, also known as SB-8, bans abortions six weeks after pregnancy, before many people know that they’re pregnant. This fall, the Supreme Court will hear a challenge to a potential Mississippi law
banning the procedure after 15 weeks. Legal experts say Braid's situation represents a test of whether the Texas law and those like it can stand. Many question what these laws could mean for the future
of Roe v. Wade and reproductive rights. This week’s source can provide context on this news, and reproductive justice as it relates to race and class.