Elon Musk on Thursday declined to weigh in directly on Texas’ abortion law after Gov. Greg Abbott said the Tesla and SpaceX CEO supported his state’s “social policies” following the implementation of the harshly restrictive measure.
“In general, I believe government should rarely impose its will upon the people, and, when doing so, should aspire to maximize their cumulative happiness,” Musk told CNBC in a tweet.
“That said, I would prefer to stay out of politics,” said Musk, whose companies and private foundation are both growing their operations in Texas.
Abortion rights advocates and providers say the law effectively overturns precedent for abortion protections set under Roe v. Wade in…