Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott defended the state’s new pro-life law that bans most abortions after six weeks, around the time fetal cardiac activity is able to be detected.
Abbott signed an election integrity bill into law on Tuesday and was later asked questions by reporters about the controversial pro-life law.
As NBC News reported, “Asked whether the abortion law would force rape victims to give birth, he said: ‘It doesn’t require that at all, obviously. It provides at least six weeks for a person to get an abortion.’”
“Rape is a crime, and Texas will work tirelessly to make sure that we eliminate all rapists from the streets of Texas,” said Abbott, adding, “There are services available to support victims of rape in the state to make sure that anybody who’s victimized will get the support they need.”
Last week, the Supreme Court chose not to stay the Texas abortion law, a ruling that came the day after the law went into