Gregory Wayne Abbott (born November 13, 1957) is an American attorney who has served as the 48th governor of Texas since January 20, 2015. A member of the Republican Party, Abbott previously served as the 50th attorney general of Texas from 2002 to 2015. He is the third governor of any U.S. state to permanently use a wheelchair. He is also the first disabled governor in Texas history.
Texas’ abortion law baffles women and businesses Even the most ardent pro-life advocates must have cringed, along with those on the platform surrounding him, when Texas Gov.
Greg Abbott boasted the state’s number one goal “is to eliminate rape.” While a laudable aspiration, it did little to credibly answer the question posed as to why Senate Bill 8, the recently-enacted law effectively banning abortion in the state, does not contain an exception for sexual assault.
But to paraphrase, if you can’t dazzle them with your brilliance, then baffle them with your “bravado.” If there were a surefire way to eliminate rape, I ask why our two-term, top state official has not already implemented such.