The pro-life candidate who replaced pro-abortion activists Wendy Davis in the Texas state legislature has ignited a social media buzz over the pro-life boots she wore on the floor of the Texas state House.
Davis rose to infamous when she wore pink tennis shoes during an all-day-long filibuster of a pro-life bill to ban late-term abortions on babies up to the day of birth. Davis no only lost her bid to stop the late-term abortion ban, her shoes became a staple of pro-abortion politics but they failed to propel her to a gubernatorial victory last November. She lost in a landslide to pro-life Governor Greg Abbott.
Now, Konni Burton, the pro-life candidate who replaced Davis in her Dallas-area state house district, has put a pro-life spin on shoe-wearing. She posted a picture on Facebook of her pro-life boots that have Stand for Life emblazoned on them.
“The reason I got in was because of this fiscal mess our country is in,” Burton told reporter Betsy Woodruff in 2013. “But if she wants to make this about life, bring it.”
Here are those boots: