Let there be no mistake — Republican leaders like South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem and Texas Senator Ted Cruz have made it clear that they support abortion bans with zero exceptions for rape or incest.
Here are just some of the GOP-led states with abortion bans, already in effect or soon to be, that do not allow rape victims to make their own health care decisions:
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
Lest we forget, Republicans leaders have gone on the record defending their cruel abortion bans with no exceptions.
Washington Post: “Miss. lawmaker says 12-year-old incest victims should carry pregnancies to term”
The Wrap: “GOP Gov. Kristi Noem Says 10-Year-Old Rape Victim Should Be Forced to Have Baby”
Planned Parenthood: “Ted Cruz Would Force Women to Carry Their Rapist’s Child to Term”
The Meadville Tribune: “‘That baby deserves a right to life whether it is conceived in incest or rape or there are concerns otherwise for the mom,’ [Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial nominee] Doug Mastriano told the New Castle News at a May primary campaign stop.”