Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat, gave one answer about the state’s abortion ban to show why it scares Gov. Greg Abbott.
Video by Beto O’Rourke:
Lawrence O’Donnell said, “For all voters, 82% support. Among Republicans, 78% of Republicans support abortion in cases of rape and incest. 78% of Republicans. Republican Congress.” ‘s Governor Abbott is against 78% of Republicans, how do they do it?
Beto O’Rourke replied:
On this issue, one of the biggest issues with this election is that Greg Abbott is fully supported by 11% of Texans. Let me make this clear to people inside and outside of Texas. This outright ban on rape and incest without exception is the most extreme law in the country and reflects that we are in Texas. This may reflect Greg Abbott’s political priorities, but unlike any other issue I’ve seen, Texans, Republicans, Democrats, and independents are uniting
I have lived here all my life. You and I and the viewers have seen what’s happening in Kansas in the middle of summer. We won her 60 to 40 in a referendum election that would boost voter turnout at the presidential level, supporting the right of a woman to make her own decisions about her own body and her own future.
Election results across the country confirm what Beto O’Rourke said. Since Roe was overthrown, a new pro-choice voting coalition combining Democrats, Republicans and independents has formed. Abortion is getting people into the polls, and those people are voting for their right to health care.
Greg Abbott trails O’Rourke for weeks in pollsGovernor Abbott should fear, because if a choice coalition materializes in Texas, it could get enough votes to make Beto O’Rourke the next governor of Texas.
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