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The Daily BeastSep 26, 2021
Chris Wallace Corners Texas Guv on His Insane ‘Eliminate Rape' Defense of Abortion Ban
Fox News SundayFox News anchor Chris Wallace repeatedly pressed Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday over the lack of an exception for rape and incest in his state's near-total abortion ban, wondering aloud if Abbott's bizarre promise to "eliminate" rapists was "reasonable."

Earlier this month, the Texas governor defended his state's sweeping and highly restrictive abortion law that eliminates nearly all abortions after six weeks of pregnancy—an extremely narrow time window in which most women are still unaware they're pregnant. Besides essentially allowing bounty-hunting by private citizens to enforce the law, Senate Bill 8 also lacks any exceptions for victims of rape or incest.

"Let's make something very clear," Abbott said on Sept. 7. "Rape is a crime. And Texas will work tirelessly to make sure we eliminate all rapists from the streets of Texas by aggressively going out and arresting them, and prosecuting them, and getting them off the streets."

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