Fox News host Chris Wallace came down hard on sunday Texas governor Greg Abbott (R) about and about 15,000 rapes that took place in his state in 2019 Radical Anti-Abortion Measures, which bars the procedure after six weeks of pregnancy even in cases of rape or incest, which Abbott recently signed into law.
Although Wallace repeatedly pressed the point, Abbott refused to commit to changing the law for survivors of sexual assault.
near 90% of all abortions in Texas happen after the six-week markBecause most women do not know they are pregnant in the first few weeks. As far as abortions in rape cases go, Abbott claimed earlier this month that she was somehow State “Eliminate all rapists”.
Wallace reported on “Fox News Sunday” that there were 15,000 rapes in Texas in 2019, the most recent year for which statistics are available. “Almost everyone says this is a serious shortcoming,” he said. “There are a lot of cases that are yet to be reported.”
“Is this reasonably To someone who’s been raped, and probably didn’t realize they’re six weeks pregnant, say, ‘Well, don’t worry about it, because we’re going to end rape as a problem in the state of Texas. Are you? ‘” Wallace asked Abbott.
The Republican governor responded vaguely that sexual assault survivors “deserve support,” and said he was going to create a “sexual assault survivors task force.”
But Wallace again referred to the large number of rapes that occurred during Abbott’s time as governor, and asked if he would be willing to amend the harsher law.
“The goal is to protect the life of every child with heart palpitations,” Abbott replied flatly.
“Including the raped girl?” Wallace asked.
Abbott said such a change would not get through the Republican-controlled state legislature.
For enforcement, Texas law relies on a bizarre reward system for vigilantes, who can win $10,000 if they successfully sue someone Which “aids and promotes” abortion, from a doctor or nurse to a person driving a rape victim to a clinic.
Check out Abbott and Wallace’s exchange in the video clip above.