Greg Abbott convicted after saying rape victims could take Plan B pills

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has come under fire after defending a strict

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abortion ban, saying rape victims can take a Plan B to prevent pregnancy.

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Texas' anti-abortion law went into effect in August after the US

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Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in late June. The law makes

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abortion a felony in the state, with no exceptions for rape or incest.

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In an interview with KXAS-TV and The Dallas Morning News, Abbott

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said victims of such crimes can take Plan B -- emergency

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contraception, otherwise called a "next day contraceptive," which is

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intended to be utilized in something like 72 hours of unprotected

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sex to forestall pregnancy. will air on Sunday.