Saturday evening, Texas state Senator Wendy Davis (D) is scheduled to receive the Señora Internacional award in Laredo, Texas, from the League of United Latin American Citizens as part of local Washington Birthday festivities. The Washington Birthday Celebration is a big celebration in my hometown of Laredo, so the event will be full of dignitaries and be well covered by local media.
What stands out as one of Wendy Davis’ great achievements as of late? Well, she stood–for a very long, long time.
I don’t pretend to know what she stands for generally, but I can tell you specifically what she stood against. She strongly opposed a bill that now—no thanks to her and the screaming, urine-jar-toting protesters of Austin— makes abortions in Texas illegal after the point at which science tells us unborn babies are able to feel the excruciatingly painful “procedures” which take their lives.
And with the abortion rate among Hispanics being higher than the general population, I would have to wholeheartedly agree with my colleague Rai Rojas that the most dangerous place for a Latina in the United States today is in her mother’s womb.
So Wendy Davis’ most noted achievement has been her strident support of abortion (and late abortion, at that), and the people of Laredo are awarding her for it? Not so much.
Pro-life Laredoans with Texas Right to Life are organizing a peaceful protest for tomorrow outside the building where Ms. Davis is to be recognized for her dubious achievement.
You will find details on Facebook.
If you live in Laredo, please email me at [email protected] to get connected with the organizer of this event. We must use our voices to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves!