Abortion Groups Give Wendy Davis Hundreds of Thousands in Campaign Donations

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Feb 26, 2014   |   11:59AM   |   Washington, DC

Wendy Davis’s sole claim to fame as a Democratic candidate for governor in Texas is her abortion advocacy and she’s been rewarded for it by her best friends at Planned Parenthood and Emily’s List, two top pro-abortion groups, who have given her hundreds of thousans of dollars.

The Dallas Morning News has the details:

Democrat Wendy Davis collected $100,000 in the last month from Austin Planned Parenthood board member Aimee Boone and $100,000 from Emily’s List, a political committee that supports Democratic women who back abortion rights.

Davis reported raising $2.85 million in the latest period, between Jan. 24 and Feb. 22. She has $11 million on hand. Republican challenger Greg Abbott raised $2.5 million during the same period and has nearly $30 million in his campaign account.

wendydavis12Despite the huge influx of pro-abortion cash, abortion has never been popular at the polls and Davis gets the support of just 36% of Texas voters in a new poll. Abbott, who is pro-life, starts the general election race for governor with an 11-point lead over Davis, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. Abbott would beat Davis 47 percent to 36 percent in a general election held today, with 17 percent of registered voters saying they have not made up their minds about which candidate to support, according to the poll.

This month, Davis was 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.

Davis appears to have decided to “dance with the one that brung ya” by keeping her loyalties to the nation’s abortion industry.

As Davis campaigns to become governor of Texas, she is undertaking a campaign to play down her fierce support of abortion on demand and her infamous filibuster of a bill to stop abortions up to the day of birth in Texas.

As a result, Davis is continuing her campaign to reform her image as an abortion activist as she attempts to moderate her extreme views enough to placate a Texas electorate that is solidly pro-life. Davis has already downplayed her pro-abortion views and is attempting to focus on other political issues, and attempted to pull a fast one in her campaign for governor by declaring herself “pro-life.”

Yet, during a speech recently, Davis called abortion “sacred ground” and indicated she may run for governor. Later, she indicated she thinks pro-life women “don’t understand” abortion and she showed she has no understanding of the Kermit Gosnell case.

The last Democrat to be elected Texas Governor was Ann Richards in 1990. Since then, the Democratic nominee has lost every gubernatorial election.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is seeking the GOP nomination to replace pro-life Governor Rick Perry, who is not planning to run again next year. Prior to assuming the office of attorney general, Abbott was a justice on the Texas Supreme Court and was appointed by former Texas governor and President George W. Bush.

At age 26, Abbott was struck by a falling oak tree that injured his back as he jogged by. He has used a wheelchair ever since and has become an eloquent pro-life advocate — speaking up for both the disabled and the unborn.

The accident serves as a reminder that regardless of someone’s circumstances, he or she deserves a chance at life, Abbott has said.

“As I laid there motionless on the ground, gripped with pain, as helpless as a child in the womb, I knew my life had changed forever,” he said at the National Right to Life convention in June.. “Some people think it’s easy to write off the lives of the disabled or the different. But every day, God reminds us that all life has value, no matter the form.”