Texas Gov. said this week that rape victims in his state can take Plan B, a pregnancy-preventing emergency contraceptive known as a "morning-after pill."

 The state passed a ban on all abortions except in the case of a medical emergency, with no exceptions for rape and incest victims.

Morning-after pill is around 89% effective at preventing pregnancy if taken correctly within 72 hours of having unprotected sex.

State Bill 8 was at that time the most restrictive abortion bill in the U.S. Under SB 8.

Abbott responded that the bill still gave victims six weeks to get an abortion, so it does not force victims to have their assaulter’s child.

The Texas governor made national headlines just shy of a year ago for comments made after the implementation of State Bill 8.

Abbott, who has served as Texas governor since 2015, will face O’Rourke in November’s election.

Abbott has focused much of his attention on migrants at the Texas-Mexico border.