SCOTUS Overturns Roe V. Wade – Texas Governor Abbott’s Response
Texas Governor Greg Abbott released a statement following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision today to overturn Roe v. Wade allowing states to decide for themselves how the laws should work in each state across the US.
"The U.S. Supreme Court correctly overturned Roe v. Wade and reinstated the right of states to protect innocent, unborn children. Texas is a pro-life state, and we have taken significant action to protect the sanctity of life. Texas has also prioritized supporting women's healthcare and expectant mothers in need to give them the necessary resources so that they can choose life for their child. I signed laws that extended Medicaid health care coverage to six months post-partum, appropriated $345 million for women's health programs, and invested more than $100 million toward our Alternatives to Abortion program. This critical program provides counseling, mentoring, care coordination, and material assistance, such as car seats, diapers, and housing to mothers in need.
Governor Abbott continues:
"Texas will always fight for the innocent unborn, and I will continue working with the Texas legislature and all Texans to save every child from the ravages of abortion and help our expectant mothers in need."
The current laws in the state of Texas do not have any exceptions for rape or incest.
In 30 days abortion will be almost impossible to get in Texas. Last year the Texas legislature passed what is known as a "trigger law" that if Roe v Wade was overturned would virtually eliminate abortions in the state. The only exceptions would be to save the life of the mother or to "prevent substantial impairment of major bodily function."
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