Texas Gov. Greg Abbott might consider to add exemptions for rape and incest victim in the latest controversial abortion law

The debate over the controversial abortion law that bans abortions after the sixth week of pregnancy has been pretty intense in the last couple of weeks since Gov. Greg Abbott signed the law and went into force.

Weeks later, the agony over the abortion law continues as it still remains hot topic acorss Texas while the pressure over Abbott is rising every day.

Texas’ new law bans abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which is about six weeks into a pregnancy. The controversy comes from the part it does not include exemptions for rape and incest victims.

Recently, Texas Republican lawmaker publicly asked the governor to add a bill on the very first  special session that has those exemptions. With this public request, it’s becoming obvious that not all Republican lawmakers from Texas agree with the current law.

Gov. Abbott was inteviewed on Fox News on Sunday and that was great opportunity for the hosts to ask him about the law and if he is going to sign such bill. Abbott didn’t directly answer the question from the Fox hosts, but says he hopes it won’t reach his desk.

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“Well, there’s multiple things I have to say in answer to this but the first thing, obviously, is that survivors of sexual assault, they deserve support, care and compassion. And Texas is stepping up to make sure we provide that,” he said.

In the moments after that question, Greg Abbott continued to defend the law claiming the law itself will eliminate rape in Texas, something that majority of Texans compltely disagree.

The U.S. Justice Department is suing to block the new Texas law. A hearing for that is set for Friday in federal court in Austin.

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