Wendy Davis Now Backs Late-Term Abortion Ban, But Only if Disabled Babies Can be Killed

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Feb 12, 2014   |   11:29AM   |   Austin, TX

The Wendy Davis apology tour continues. As she campaigns across Texas an comes to the realization that her defense of abortions up to the day of birth is massively out of touch with the values of Texas voters, Davis is taking steps to moderate her radical abortion position.

wendydavis2Although some are hailing her new position on a late-term abortion ban as a full flip-flop on the issue, it’s actually not. Davis still supports late-term abortions to kill disabled babies.

As the Dallas News reports, Davis said she would back a 20-week abortion ban as long as it had two exceptions, to kill disabled babies and a health exception rendering any ban meaningless:

Wendy Davis said Tuesday that she would have supported a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, if the law adequately deferred to a woman and her doctor.

“I would line up with most people in Texas who would prefer that that’s not something that happens outside of those two arenas,” Davis said.

“My concern, even in the way the 20-week ban was written in this particular bill, was that it didn’t give enough deference between a woman and her doctor making this difficult decision, and instead tried to legislatively define what it was,” Davis said.



Wendy Davis’ lone claim to fame as she campaigns to become the next governor of Texas is that she filibustered a bill that would stop abortions all the way up to birth. Davis received national attention for the pro-abortion publicity stunt — enough to make her essentially the Democratic nominee in the race that will likely pit her against pro-life Attorney General Greg Abbott.

However, instead of highlighting her filibuster to protect killing viable babies in abortions, Davis appears ashamed of her actions — so much so that she’s left any mention of the filibuster off her web site.