The text of Sec. 171.208. CIVIL LIABILITY FOR VIOLATION OR AIDING OR ABETTING VIOLATION. reads (emph. mine)
(a) Any person, other than an officer or employee of a state or local governmental entity in this state, may bring a civil action against any person who
Does this mean that you can sue yourself for intending to have an abortion, admit to the planned abortion, pay the statutory damages to yourself in 1000 terms of $10 (or in one go if that doesn't cause other issues), and then file those thousand receipts as proof that the statutory damages have been paid in full.
After which any future action brought by anyone else for that specific abortion will have to be dismissed because:
(c) Notwithstanding Subsection (b), a court may not award relief under this section in response to a violation of Subsection (a)(1) or (2) if the defendant demonstrates that the defendant previously paid the full amount of statutory damages under Subsection (b)(2) in a previous action for that particular abortion performed or induced in violation of this subchapter, or for the particular conduct that aided or abetted an abortion performed or induced in violation of this subchapter.
Would this be a viable defense against this law?
Can those damages be forced to be payed to anyone other than the plaintiff?
Are there any other gotchas with this perceived loophole?