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said this week that rape victims in his state can take Plan B,
a pregnancy-preventing emergency contraceptive
known as a
a ban on all abortions except in the case of a medical emergency
, with no exceptions for rape and incest victims.
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.
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.