Maybe Wendy Davis is confused and struggling with which position on late-term abortions will appease the most people. Does she stick with her initial position filibustering against the Texas ban on late-term abortions — so she can stay the darling of the abortion proponents at Planned Parenthood and NARAL? Or does she flip-flop and support such a ban, sticking with the overwhelming majority of Texas residents.
The Washington Examiner reports that Davis says her position hasn’t changed one iota – in other words, she’s still happy to don those pin sneakers and filibuster for abortions until birth in the Lone Star State.
Davis spoke with the editorial board of the Austin American-Statesman newspaper on Thursday about her campaign and recent missteps. When it came to Davis’ apparent flip-flop on the 20-week abortion ban she filibustered in 2013, the Texas gubernatorial candidate claimed there was no change in position.
“I have 100 percent been in the place I’ve always been on this issue,” Davis said. “That a women [sic] and her doctor are the ones who are best positioned to make a decision.”
“I believe the law as it stands today is where it should be and of course the law as it stands today allows these very difficult decisions to be made between a women and her doctor,” Davis said.
“What I shared with the [Dallas Morning] News yesterday was about my concern about allowing the legislature to create language to accommodate those exceptions — is that they won’t get it right,” Davis said. “We’re not doctors, we’re not supposed to be, and … this decision should remain where it is today, with a women and her doctor to make.”
Dave Andrusko of National Right to Life says Davis “has no intention of softening her position on her signature issue.”
You remember that as a state Senator Davis made her bones last year with an 11 hour filibuster that temporarily stymied passage of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in Texas.
But that was then—when she was an obscure legislator—and now she is all but assured to be the Democratic candidate for governor against pro-life Attorney General Greg Abbott. So, without backing off an inch, Davis is, not surprisingly, repacking a position that is opposed by an overwhelming majority of Texans without changing the contents.
The last couple of days her legion of pro-abortion scribes have alternated between accepting this as realpolitik—you gotta do what you gotta do in a very Red State— feigned indignation that she might be ever-so-slightly backsliding—and unbridled admiration that Davis is so clever she’ll confuse those pro-life rubes.
Not a chance. Pro-lifers, first in Texas but also all across America, know exactly why the Abortion Establishment has already raised millions for Davis’ campaign against pro-life Attorney General Greg Abbott: she is one of them.