Yes, Texas governor Greg Abbott's recent, highly restrictive abortion ban is despicable. It reveals his disregard for women in general, as well as his disregard for a woman's right to make decisions over her own body and his disregard for rape survivors. But let's not forget that he's not the only Republican politician with sordid, dangerous views about rape.
This new MeidasTouch montage of authoritarian GOP politicians and their outrageous past statements reminds us that Abbott is not alone. Just a few examples included in the video:
"Rape is kinda like the weather. If it's inevitable, relax and enjoy it." — Clayton Williams (R), TX gubernatorial candidate
"[Rape survivors] should make the best of a bad situation." — Rick Santorum (R)
"[Rape] is something God intended to happen." — Richard Mourdock (R,) Former Indiana State Treasurer
"[If not for rape and incest], would there be any population left? — Steve King (R), Former US Rep (IA)