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Media made darling of Davis in Texas, though majority disagree

Bob Rinearson
Bob Rinearson
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Thursday, July 04, 2013 12:01 am
Down in the Lone Star State, they have been having quite a lively debate in the Texas State Legislature on abortion rights. It seems that the Republican majority was pushing a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. It would also require that clinics offering abortions meet the same standards as surgical centers.Well, it seems that as the final vote drew near and the Texas Senate gallery filled with riotous pro-abortion demonstrators yelling and threatening those who supported the bill, a Phoenix rose from the clamor. She was an instant heroine who had come to save the day for women who choose themselves over that of a new life entering the world. She became quickly recognizable by her blonde hair, her eyes that seemed to always be gazing to the horizon (certainly not heaven) and the rouge red (not pink) exercise shoes that supported her superhuman efforts to filibuster for 11 hours and bring a halt to the bill's passage. Her Twitter disciples rose from 1,200 to 20,000 within a 12-hour period.

She is Wendy Davis, Texas state legislator extraordinaire!

The liberal media had instantly found a new celebrity. Countless news accounts had within 24 hours turned Ms. Davis from an unknown into a household word, at least within the state of Texas and the dorms at Smithy College.

The comments describing her were full of adulation:

“She's inspiring,” said an admirer.

“She's smart at a whip,” claimed another.

“She's a grandstander.” Oops! That must have come from a sourpuss Republican.

In bold headlines, The Dallas Morning News stated, “Davis is set for the fast track!”

They were already comparing her to former Texas Gov. Ann “Silver Spoon” Richards. In fact, odds were already being given by bookies on her chances to win the governor's office. They called her a scrapper. The Morning News wrote that when Davis was just 14 “she had after school jobs selling newspaper subscriptions and working at a juice bar. By 19, she was a single mother herself, divorced, working two jobs and living in a trailer park.”

The miracle of her own life continued as she went onto community college, then Harvard and became, of all things, a lawyer and then, of course, a politician.

All of this is interesting considering that Democrats don't believe people are incapable of surviving without government handouts. By the way, do you think her supporters were thanking Davis' mother for not having an abortion?

In the end, confusion reigned and the final vote that was passed was ultimately rendered invalid due to time. Pro-abortionists Wendy Davis had saved the day. Davis would claim that she did in behalf of all Texans. She announced, “They (pro-abortion women) were asking for their voices to be heard. The rules speak for themselves.”

But then, as it is always quietly asked, “Who speaks for the fetuses?” Who raises their voice for those lives who will not be allowed to live?

Davis stated that she was speaking for Texans, but according to polls more than 60 percent of the state's population supported the bill. I would imagine that 100 percent of the fetuses would have lent their support.

Abortion wasn't being outlawed. Why is it too much to ask for women to be able to make a decision within 20 weeks of pregnancy? Why is it wrong to require abortion clinics to meet higher medical standards that would only make it safer for the patient?

Have we so soon forgotten the atrocities of the Philadelphia abortion doctor and convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell? As stated by the Washington Examiner, the very unsanitary conditions that existed in Gosnell's clinic and the “horrific methods he used to 'ensure demise' of babies already born and wriggling” are in fact the issues that the Texas bill was trying to address and so vigorously opposed by Sen. Davis.

The progressive media would rather give biased kudos to a woman like Davis over, say, someone like former abortion doctor, now pro-life advocate Dr. Bernard Nathanson, or even the woman behind the Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade, Norma McCorvey, who now regrets her decision and speaks out against abortion.

Dr. Nathanson once wrote about his experience of performing abortions: “You ask if perhaps for a fleeting moment or so I experienced a flicker of regret, a microgram of remorse? No and no. And that is the mentality of the abortionist … another demonstration of moral neutrality of advanced technology in the hands of the amoral.”

It is my opinion that much the same can be said of the mentality of Wendy Davis.


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