Caitlyn Jenner Says She Supports Texas Abortion Law, DeSantis’ COVID Strategy

  • Date: 07-Sep-2021
  • Source: Newsweek
  • Sector:Economy
  • Country:Middle East
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Caitlyn Jenner Says She Supports Texas Abortion Law, DeSantis’ COVID Strategy

Caitlyn Jenner, a candidate in the special California gubernatorial recall election, defended Texas' controversial law banning abortions after six weeks, while saying she is pro-choice, during an appearance on CNN Tuesday morning.

Jenner, a Republican who rose to fame as a gold-medal winning Olympian and through her appearances on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, said she believes states should be allowed to make their own laws, and she supports Texas' right to do so regarding abortion.

Texas passed a law that bans abortion after six weeks. Reproductive rights activists have slammed the law, saying it is an attempt to get around Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court ruling that mandates abortion rights in the United States. The law was signed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott and went into effect last Wednesday. It's one of the strictest abortion measures in the U.S., applying to cases of rape and incest—only making an exception for medical emergencies.