“I began my obstetrics and gynecology residency at a San Antonio hospital on July 1, 1972 … At the hospital that year, I saw three teenagers die from illegal abortions. One I will never forget. When she came into the ER, her vaginal cavity was packed with rags. She died a few days later from massive organ failure, caused by a septic infection … For me, it is 1972 all over again.” Alan Braid in WaPo (gift article for ND readers): Why I violated Texas’s extreme abortion ban.

+ “We’re seeing shock. Absolute shock. They know the law but don’t expect to hear from us that there are no other options other than leaving the state.” Texas abortion clinics are now operating as trauma centers.