The number of rape cases in Texas has remained high despite Gov. Greg Abbott's assurance that the state's strict abortion law would "eliminate all rapists."
After signing the abortion bill that bars people from getting the procedure after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, Abbott promised to eliminate rapists. There are no exceptions for rape or incest in the law.
Abbot said that rape is a crime. Texas will do everything in its power to eliminate all rapists from the streets of Texas by aggressively going out and arresting them and prosecuting them.
He said that the goal in Texas was to eliminate rape so that no one would be a victim.
The increasing number of rape victims in Texas has been overwhelming, with one facility near Texas A&M University having to deal with a wait list.
The executive director of the sexual assault resource center told the outlet that the numbers have remained high. We are not able to meet demand.
The Texas Tribune reported last month that the state's abortion law was set in motion after the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of abortion rights.
There have been over 15,000 rape-related crimes in the state since last year. Abbott made comments about rape victims taking a Plan B to avoid getting pregnant.
They can get the Plan B pill if they access health care immediately. Reporting it to law enforcement will make sure that the rapist is arrested and prosecuted.