Actor Matthew McConaughey bashed the life-saving Texas heartbeat law as “juvenile” Thursday while avoiding explaining his exact position on abortion.
Life News reports:
Houston Chronicle reports McConaughey (“A Time to Kill,” “The Wedding Planner”) said he has “a problem” with the law, which prohibits abortions once an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable, because it does not give women enough time to make a decision about having an abortion.
“I’ve got a problem with that,” he said.
The New York Times confronted the famous actor about his views on abortion and his political aspirations Thursday, but McConaughey did not give many direct answers. He refused to say if he plans to challenge pro-life Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in 2022 and would not clarify his exact position on abortion.
When asked specifically about the Texas heartbeat law, McConaughey said he has “been trying to figure how to play God” on the issue, but he is uncomfortable with the law, according to Fox News.
“This latest move by Texas, it’s a little bit of a – feels a little bit like a back and front, sort of Roe v. Wade loophole,” he said. “It feels a little juvenile in its implementation to me.”