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This Viral Video Shows How The Texas Anti-Abortion Law May Cost Republicans The 2022 Midterms

When they passed the most restrictive anti-abortion law in the nation, the Texas GOP legislators probably thought they had just accomplished something monumental that would delight many of their conservative constituents.

But it turns out they may well have guaranteed that Republicans lose the 2022 midterm elections.

As Nicolle Wallace noted on her show Monday afternoon, the Texas bill is a nightmare for the GOP:

“With Republicans now traipsing into the arms of the most extreme elements of the GOP base with the law that all the bans of abortion in Texas and turns neighbors and friends into bounty hunters, the question is this, what are Democrats going to with their control of the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate and the White House to protect reproductive freedoms, not just for the women of Texas but for all the women in this country?”

Wallace then played a video from author Don Winslow that has gone viral with over 2 million views and is, the host added “likely a preview of what’s to come in terms of motivating women and Democratic voters to activism.”

In the ad, young women are shown crying as a narrator says:

“If I’m beaten and raped in the state of Texas, I have to give birth to the baby of my rapist. If am raped by my father, brother, or uncle and get pregnant in the state of Texas, I have to give birth to the baby of my family abuser.

“This is madness. The same people protesting and screaming ‘My body, my choice’ when it comes to the Covid vaccine are now saying I don’t have any control over my own body.”

After showing the ad, Wallace told viewers:

“That ad has had more than 2 million views and is likely to represent the tip of the spear in activating the same voices and people who spilled into the streets of the nation’s capital and cities across the country in 2016 and 2017 after Donald Trump’s election and inauguration.”

Time to take the right-wing dream of banning a woman’s right to choose and making them pay at the ballot box. That’s how we destroy their chances of ever attempting to repress women again.

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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