Why the C.E.O. Behind Match.com and Tinder Took a Stand on the Texas Abortion Law
We’re glad to be here, on this anniversary of the historic ruling on the Texas law.
Cory Booker, the current Democratic senator from New Jersey, has championed reproductive rights issues as a US senator. We asked him about the abortion case, when he talked to us about it on this program.
BRIAN KILMEADE, HOST:
And the other thing you asked us about is the other way. The other law, it’s called the Texas law, the so-called anti-abortion law. And you asked me a lot about this when you were campaigning. In fact, I had to correct you because we said in an interview that I had spoken to a former Texas abortion clinic lawyer who was now a lobbyist for Planned Parenthood. And he was saying that the people behind this were the people behind the law. And the people behind the former Texas abortion clinic lawyer that you met are no longer with Planned Parenthood.
CORY BOOKER: Right, right. And so they’re…
MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: Good.
CORY BOOKER: I thought I would ask you, though, is there any word about the president? Because…
BLOCK: Well, the president has said the following. He said that he was going to sign a similar law in North Texas, not in Texas. What is your stance about, as a senator, on the president’s recent statement that he’s going to sign a similar law in North Texas? Is it your opinion that this is a sign of his true, true position?
BOOKER: Well, I’ll let him have that debate for himself, I don’t want to get into it.
CORY BOOKER: I mean, I think that you know, it’s a tough question because he’s a man who has spent a lot of time with abortion and contraception. I