Days before Politico reported that a leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion indicates that a majority intends to overturn Roe v. Wade, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., tweeted an alarming claim about victims of rape in Texas.
Ocasio-Cortez was addressing the claim from right-wing politicians that “the extreme left is taking over.” To that, Ocasio-Cortez asked “WHERE” in all caps.
“In Texas, Republicans passed a law allowing rapists to sue their victims for getting an abortion,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.
Texas has some of the strictest laws restricting access to abortion. As discussion and concern rises for Roe v. Wade — the landmark 1973 ruling that established a right to abortion — and what this means for Texas, let’s look at Ocasio-Cortez’s claim.
Read the full story and see how Ocasio-Cortez’s claim scored at PolitiFact, and listen to an interview with PolitiFact’s Nusaiba Mizan in the audio player above.