“Speak from this place of deep ignorance … and it’s not just ignorance, it’s ignorance that hurts people across the country,” New York Democrat CNN told Anderson Cooper and “AC360”.
Asked about the lack of exception to the law for rape or incest, Tuesday before, Abbott defended the six-week period in which abortions are still allowed and pledged to work to “eliminate all rapists from the streets of Texas.”
Ocasio-Cortez called the governor’s comments a “disgusting” defense of a law focused on “controlling people who are not cisgender men.”
“I’m sorry to have to break up Biology 101 on national television, but in case no one reported it before her life, a six-week pregnancy means two weeks of delay for menstruation. And two weeks of Delay for anyone – Anyone with a menstrual cycle – can happen if you are stressed, if your diet changes or really for no reason. So you don’t have six weeks, ”she said.
“They’re people’s uncles, they’re teachers, they’re family friends, and when something like that happens, it takes a long time, first and foremost, for any victim to show up. And secondly, when a victim shows up, they don’t necessarily want to take their case to the prison system They don’t want to be traumatized again by going to court They don’t necessarily want to report a family friend to a police station, let alone immediately after the trauma of a sexual assault he told Cooper.
In addition, clinics are appealing to state courts to block the maximum number of civil lawsuits they hope will eventually land in the Texas Supreme Court. Finally, they have called on the Biden administration to reflect widely on ways to use the muscle of the federal government to protect women’s constitutional right to abortion.
CNN’s Vogue Ariane contributed to this report.