Political chameleon @WendyDavisTexas softens on 20 wk abortion ban

Posted by: ST on February 12, 2014 at 12:41 pm
Flip flops

Perhaps Ms. Davis should consider wearing flip flops next time she attempts a filibuster …

Well, she’s flip flopping on everything else, so why not her signature issue, too? The Dallas Morning News reports:

Wendy Davis said Tuesday that she would have supported a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, if the law adequately deferred to a woman and her doctor.

Davis, a Fort Worth senator and the likely Democratic nominee for governor, told The Dallas Morning News’ editorial board that less than one-half of 1 percent of Texas abortions occur after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Most of those were in cases where fetal abnormalities were evident or there were grave risks to the health of the woman.

“I would line up with most people in Texas who would prefer that that’s not something that happens outside of those two arenas,” Davis said.

But the Democrat said the state’s new abortion law didn’t give priority to women in those circumstances. The law allows for exceptions for fetal abnormalities and a threat to the woman’s life, but Davis said those didn’t go far enough.

“My concern, even in the way the 20-week ban was written in this particular bill, was that it didn’t give enough deference between a woman and her doctor making this difficult decision, and instead tried to legislatively define what it was,” Davis said.

Uhhhm, what? NRO’s Charles C.W. Cooke tries to make sense of it:

Sure, this is only a sort of “I support this.” And, in truth, her position doesn’t make much sense. But that the great hope of the abortion movement has been reduced to saying something like this at all is news in and of itself. Where has the great lion of “reproductive justice” gone?

As I noted last week, Davis has taken conservative positions on firearms, taxes, education, fracking, and a host of other issues. And now she’s giving ground on her signature song.

Paging Wendy, paging Wendy. Will the real TX state senator Wendy Davis please stand up?  Rouge red tennis shoes optional …

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5 Responses to “Political chameleon @WendyDavisTexas softens on 20 wk abortion ban”


  1. Carlos says:

    “I would line up with most people in Texas who would prefer that that’s not something that happens outside of those two arenas,” Davis said.

    Uh-huh. And you can keep your doctor if you want to, too.

    Wasn’t it the louse M.D. in Nebraska (who was shot by a nut-case) that would give an abortion on demand, contrary to Nebraska law, then fit it to Nebraska law by saying the woman’s (child’s) mental health was in danger?

    All Davis wants to do is 1) make the Texas voters think she’s really one of them (which she ain’t), and 2) leave a loophole big enough to drive three big rigs through at the same time.

    I hope Texas voters, especially the female type, are smart enough to see through all her lies and crap.

  2. I’ve been reading across the left-sphere while kinda stuck in snow on the Raleigh roads, and they are contorting themselves in order to defend and excuse Abortion Barbie.

  3. If you like your vacillation you can keep your vacillation. Speaking of contortionists, she seems to be able to straddle the fence while keeping one ear to the ground.

  4. Carlos says:

    And a finger in the air to see which way the wind is blowing, all the time talking out of both sides of her two-faced head.