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Texas Doctor Who Violated Abortion Law Wins Dismissal of Suit

  • Suit was filed under law allowing private policing of statute
  • San Antonio doctor wrote op-ed detailing his violation of law
Protesters march outside the Texas state capitol in Austin, Texas on May 29, 2021. 

Protesters march outside the Texas state capitol in Austin, Texas on May 29, 2021. 

Photographer: Sergio Flores/Getty Images 

A lawsuit against a Texas doctor who publicly defied the state’s controversial SB 8 abortion law was dismissed, ending what appears to be the only active challenge under the statute and closing a chapter in an unusual legal battle. 

The suit, brought by Felipe Gomez, a disbarred lawyer from Illinois, was thrown out at a hearing Thursday in state court in San Antonio.