Texas abortion law: Governor Abbott says rape and incest victims have six weeks to get abortion as he defends controversial new law
The Independent says Greg Abbott has defended new abortion laws in Texas by saying victims of rape and incest will have “at least six weeks” to terminate their pregnancy.
The Texas Governor was asked why he was forcing a rape or incest victim to carry their child to term on Tuesday.
“It doesn’t require that at all, because obviously it provides at least six weeks for a person to be able to get an abortion,” he replied.
Mr Abbott was blasted on social media for the comments, with many pointing out that most women don’t know that they’re pregnant at six weeks.
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