Pro-life Democrat Kirsten Powers stands tall against “feminist” icon and infanticide advocate Texas state senator Wendy Davis (hat tip) who has by and large been portrayed as a “hero” by the MSM, feminists, and pro-abortion Democrats as a result of her attempted filibuster against SB-5:
But the fight is not over. The bill will be reintroduced, and supporters of the ban are optimistic it will pass. For now, Wendy Davis has achieved the dubious victory of maintaining a very dark status quo. Texas women will still be able to abort a healthy baby up to the 26th week of pregnancy for any reason, as the current law allows.
According to the Parents Connect website, if you are in the 25th week of your pregnancy, “Get ready for pat-a-cake! Baby’s hands are now fully developed and he spends most of his awake time groping around in the darkness of your uterus. Brain and nerve endings are developed enough now so that your baby can feel the sensation of touch.” Let’s be clear: Davis has been called a hero for trying to block a bill that would make aborting this baby illegal.
In addition to the limit on late-term abortions, the Texas legislature sought to pass regulations on abortion clinics similar to what was passed in Pennsylvania in 2011 after the Gosnell horror. The New York Times warned that the Texas bill “could lead to the closing of most of Texas’s 42 abortion clinics.” That sounds familiar. In 2011, the Pennsylvania ACLU claimed a post-Gosnell bill “would effectively close most and maybe all of the independent abortion clinics in Pennsylvania.” Last month, a Pennsylvania news site reported that “several” abortion clinics have closed, which isn’t quite the Armageddon the abortion-rights movement predicted.
So no, I don’t stand with Wendy. Nor do most women, as it turns out. According to a June National Journal poll, 50 percent of women support, and 43 percent oppose, a ban on abortion after 20 weeks, except in cases of rape and incest.
One can assume I am also not the only woman in America who is really tiring of the Wendys of the world claiming to represent “women’s rights” in their quest to mainstream a medical procedure—elective late-term abortion—that most of the civilized world finds barbaric and abhorrent. In many European countries, you can’t get an abortion past 12 weeks, except in narrow circumstances. Gallup reported in January that 80 percent of Americans think abortion should be illegal in the third trimester, and 64 percent think it should be illegal in the second trimester.
With all that in mind, it makes you wonder: just who does Ms. Davis represent, anyway? Not a majority of Texans and their values, as a recent poll there had 60% supporting a ban on abortion at 20 weeks. And she also does not represent a majority of Americans and their values on this issue, as Powers pointed out above. The people Ms. Davis stands for are radical feminists on a national level whose views are increasingly out of the mainstream but who nevertheless are portrayed in the MSM as “representative of most women” seeing as that the likes of NARAL, Planned Parenthood, and NOW have been allowed by their equally pro-choice allies in the mainstream media to use the loudest bullhorns when it comes to the abortion issue.
Davis and her cult-like feminist followers would like for you to think that Gov. Perry and anyone who stands with him on SB-5 are ‘out of touch‘ with not just Texans but with Americans all across the country on this issue. Unfortunately for DavisCo, the reality is quite different. Perhaps this is something Davis realizes as a spokesman announced yesterday that she will not be staging another attention-seeking filibuster of the pro-life bill during the 2nd special session of the TX legislature, which started on Monday. Fortunately for unborn babies 20 weeks and older, pro-life Texans … and tireless pro-life Democrats like Powers … don’t give up that easily. God bless ’em.