Greg Abbott, the governor of Texas, stated this week that rape victims in his state are eligible to use Plan B

a pregnancy-preventing emergency contraceptive also referred to as the "morning-after pill."

In a pre-recorded interview with KXAS-TV and The Dallas Morning News that will appear on Sunday, Abbott was quoted as saying,

"We want to comfort those victims, but also those victims can receive health care immediately, as well as report it."  

According to the Morning News, Abbott continued, "By getting medical care right away, they can get the Plan B

pill that can stop a pregnancy from starting in the first place.

"And with regard to reporting it to law enforcement, that will ensure that the rapist will be arrested and prosecuted."

" Abortion is illegal when a foetal heartbeat is found.

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