Actor Matthew McConaughey announced he will not run for governor of the state of Texas in 2022 after months of speculation. His decision comes after he got pushback from pro-life advocates for criticizing the state’s new abortion ban that has saved thousands of babies from abortion.
Life News reports:
“Over the past two years, I’ve been working on the answer to the question of how I can be most useful in this life going forward,” the Austin resident said in a video posted to Twitter. “One category of service I’ve been exploring is politics. Been considering a run for governor of Texas.” … McConaughey said he ultimately decided it was not the path to go down “at the moment.”
Earlier this month, McConaughey criticized the Texas heartbeat law as “overly aggressive” in an interview this week, even though the pro-life legislation is saving babies’ lives.
Speaking with the New York Times, McConaughey (“A Time to Kill,” “The Wedding Planner”) said he does not like the law because it prohibits abortions before some women even know they are pregnant, Mediaite reports.
“The last abortion law in Texas feels overly aggressive to me. It doesn’t seem to open up any room for a sensible choice to be made at the right time,” McConaughey said. “I believe it’s six weeks.”
Pro-life Gov. Greg Abbott is running for re-election while rabidly pro-abortion Democrat Beto “Robert” O’Rourke is also running for the governorship after failed U.S. Senate and presidential campaigns.