Pro-abortion darling Wendy Davis is basking in all of the attention she’s getting, ever since her 10+ hour filibuster of Texas SB5, which banned abortion after 20 weeks and increased safety regulations for abortion clinics. She didn’t filibuster long enough to delay a vote, but luckily for her, she had a mob of abortion advocates ready to scream long enough to prevent the bill from getting passed. Unfortunately, Davis still failed. Governor Rick Perry simply called a special session, and the bill ultimately passed.
Despite the fact that Wendy Davis really failed miserably in her goal of defeating this bill, and was going against what the majority of both Texans and Americans want, she’s still the darling of the abortion industry. It doesn’t matter to Davis or to her supporters that she is going against the wishes of her constituents. She’s doing everything she can to exploit this media spectacle, right down to parlaying it into a run for governor. And since she has to keep herself in the public eye despite her dismal failure, Davis has been on a nationwide media tour to spread the gospel of abortion.
Monday, she spoke at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., and The Weekly Standard was there to interview her. Besides saying that she doesn’t know what happened in the Kermit Gosnell case and calling abortion “sacred ground” (paging Nancy Pelosi!), Davis remarked that the reason women don’t support late-term abortion is because they just don’t understand it.
TWS: What do you make of polls showing that a majority of women support these late-term bans? There have been a few polls–Washington Post, Huffington Post, different polls–that show women support this. What do you think of those polls?
DAVIS: I again think that a lot of people don’t really understand the landscape of what’s happening in that arena today and what an incredibly small percentage of procedures take place there, but, ah…
What, exactly, is it that women don’t understand that would magically make them start to support abortion on demand up until the day the baby is born? The fact that it’s relatively rare? Just because someone is somewhat uncommon doesn’t mean that it is acceptable. And does it really matter, anyway? As an elected official, her job is to serve her constituents. Her constituents do not support late-term abortion. Instead of basically saying that it’s because they’re too stupid to agree with her, she should be rethinking her views on the issue.