Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) angered quite a few doctors and pundits on Tuesday, after misleadingly claiming that his state's extreme new abortion ban still allows rape or incest victims "at least six weeks" to get an abortion.
He went on to make clear that Texas will work "tirelessly" to make sure "we eliminate all rapists from the streets of Texas.".
Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX): "It doesn't require that at all, because obviously it provides at least 6 weeks for a person to be able to get an abortion."
I'm sorry to be this cynical, but #SB8 doesn't exactly disincentivize rape in any way https://t.co/Cu1wjtgkZ0 — EricaGrieder (@EricaGrieder) September 7, 2021.
It's what Greg Abbott does right after he lies through his teeth in this response.
Because of the way pregnancies are dated, there absolutely is not 6 weeks to get an abortion after rape.
Abbott also on Tuesday signed into law the contentious, state GOP-backed elections overhaul, which will introduce a whole slew of voting restrictions in Texas. »