It was just a few months ago that Texas sat back and watched one of the most disgusting excuses for a filibuster that it has seen in a very long time with a gallery full of screaming, hysterical people chanting “Hail, Satan” and a Democrat party who bused in paid participants from all over the country carrying hangers, wearing vagina costumes, and carrying bags full of jars of paint, bricks and tampons and with other jars they suspected contained feces and urine.
We saw some of the most unbelievably vulgar signs like “Hoes before Embryos“ advocating casual sex and abortion used as birth control, and some being carried by little girls such as, “If I wanted the government in my womb, I would F*** a Senator!“ -while proud, liberal mama stands happy and smiling beside her. (And, yes, we are the party that the media calls extremist)
And, now, one woman who wore pink sneakers and a catheter on the Texas House floor and led her followers in a chaotic, mob like 13-hour filibuster believes that qualifies her to be the Texas Governor. “I can say with absolute certainty that I will run for one of two offices: my state senate seat or for the governor,” she said of her electoral prospects. “Texans deserve leaders who offer more than partisanship, more than extremism,” says Wendy Davis— who’s voting record is ironically so extreme that it places her in the top four liberals in the Texas Senate. What was this bill that had liberals so up in arms? Was this a bill that threatened to take away their precious abortions as the media and the liberal Texas Democrats tried to so hard to spin? No, not at all.
It had basic common sense provisions. Shouldn’t a physician be required to inform abortion patients of information like, you know, his name? Shouldn’t a patient know the risks of the procedure, commonly known as informed consent? Shouldn’t a patient sign a form indicating that she acknowledges the consequences of the abortion? What’s wrong with providing an abortion patient a list of all support services for pregnant women, including child support requirements for the father? None of this is unreasonable, except to Davis.
Here’s the real kicker – most abortion clinics do a sonogram to determine the baby’s age, but don’t normally allow a woman to see the sonogram or have it explained to her. The bill allowed women the choice whether or not to see the sonogram and have it explained to her! That’s all it was – a choice. She could completely refuse to see it or talk about it. It was going to be done anyway, so why not offer the choice?
The bill, which I personally read, just to see if the scare tactics the left were using to work their followers into a foaming mouth of frenzy were being truthful (gasp- alas, they weren’t), also required women to make a decision on an abortion by the time they were 20 weeks along. Not surprisingly, a measure that an overwhelming large majority of Americans, including women, agree on. 20 weeks is also the gestational age where babies can feel so much pain that doctors give them anesthesia for pre-birth surgery. In addition, it required the abortion to be performed in conditions that were more sterile and clean than a vet clinic. Why anyone would argue against that, I simply can’t understand.
Most importantly, Wendy Davis, shortly after her abortion filibuster, was asked her opinion on a nationally renown story concerning Gosnell – the man who had just been accused and charged of murdering hundreds and hundreds of babies born alive in his multi-million dollar abortion clinic.
The question posed to her by The Weekly Standard:
“The supporters of these bans, they argue that there really isn’t much of a difference between what happened in that Philadelphia case with abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell [killing born-alive infants] 23 weeks into pregnancy and legal late-term abortions at 23 weeks. What is the difference between those two, between legal abortion at 23 weeks and what Gosnell did? Do you see a distinction between those two [acts]?”
Davis’ reply? “I don’t know what happened in the Gosnell case.”
This woman, who has made abortion her throne for national fame and attention, hadn’t heard of one of the most horrible crimes and trials concerning this very topic during that moment? This unawareness is so astounding and humiliating for someone of her “caliber” and clearly proves that a catheter and a mob armed with jars of feces and urine does not make you ready for the stage- much less the Governorship of the greatest state in the union.
In fact, Democratic women like Kirsten Powers were cringing in embarrassment to be linked to such ignorance– or complete and utter deceit. Powers, a liberal Democrat, wrote an op-ed on the “stunning ignorance of Wendy Davis”:
Actually, the people who “don’t really understand” the issue are the Democratic ladies crusading against laws the majority of the country supports.
Despite frequently mocking anti-abortion activists as anti-science know-nothings, abortion rights absolutists are the ones who play fast and loose with the facts of abortion. Because they are so rarely asked to defend their positions, Davis and her ilk apparently don’t feel the need to be informed. Follow-up questions to their strange and often empirically false statements are almost nonexistent, while offensive or misinformed comments from GOP back benchers are greeted with full-scale media hysteria.
If this misinformed woman is the best that the Democrats have to offer the voters of a state that is blooming with success because of the very policies that Wendy Davis opposes…well, I think they are going to have their work cut out for them. As Human Events wrote:
Someone whose entire political career is bound up in abortion politics claims she has no idea what happened in the Gosnell case? I guess we can safely assume she doesn’t know about the Planned Parenthood of Delaware nurses and supervisor who have been blowing the whistle about “meat-market-style, assembly-line abortions” at their clinic, either. I’m still waiting for pro-choice liberal fans of the paperwork-belching super-State to explain why abortion is the one industry in America that shouldn’t be micro-regulated, and Planned Parenthood is the one deep-pocketed, politically connected mega-corporation that should never be viewed with the slightest bit of suspicion.
Texas is thriving. Our economy continues to boom, our housing market has remained steady, our job growth continues to hold and grow, companies continue to flock from job-killing states to us because of our business friendly policies and, quite honestly, we are the envy of the country. This is due to conservative policies of smaller government and lower taxes that comes with being a proud red state. In contrast, the rest of the country is failing. Unemployment is up, the welfare nation is booming and the big government policies that Democrats hold near and dear to their hearts are killing jobs and rotting us from within. Do we need a change here in Texas? I think not.
People in politics, like Wendy Davis, aren’t used to being challenged and, as we can see, when they are forced to stand alone without a crutch and give an articulate defense to their most basic platforms- they crumble. Sooner or later these women who use Planned Parenthood to further their own agendas and who allow Planned Parenthood to use them to support their million dollar industry will have to admit that keeping surgical abortion clinics in sub-standard conditions and allowing them to happen so far in advance that the babies could practically walk out of there on their own- do not equal women’s rights.
Wendy Davis is another low info Democrat….representing low info voters all over Texas and this is one fight I cannot wait to engage in!
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