.@GovAbbott said Texas' abortion law “provides at least six weeks for a person to be able to get an abortion.”

That's not true 1/ atxne.ws/3tCNNok
@GovAbbott Abbott’s comment that a woman would have six weeks to get an abortion distorts the timeline of pregnancy and assumes a woman would know almost immediately after intercourse that she was pregnant 2/ atxne.ws/3tCNNok
@GovAbbott Most women don’t realize they’re pregnant until missing a period. Often, it takes two.

Women trying to conceive may track their cycles and know sooner if they are pregnant, but that isn’t always the case for women whose pregnancies are unintended 3/ atxne.ws/3tCNNok
@GovAbbott "At its most generous interpretation, if a person discovers they are pregnant at exactly four weeks on the dot, that person would only have two weeks to decide if they want an abortion, find a clinic that has capacity to accept patients immediately..." 4/ atxne.ws/3tCNNok
@GovAbbott "...schedule two separate appointments, arrange transportation, time off work, find childcare if needed, and pull together the money to pay for the abortion itself, which is typically around $500 at that point in pregnancy," @Guttmacher told @PolitiFact 5/ atxne.ws/3tCNNok
@GovAbbott @Guttmacher @PolitiFact Abbott’s statement ignores how the pregnancy timeline is calculated, and is false.

Read more, here: atxne.ws/3tCNNok 6/6

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