Wendy Davis is campaigning for governor of the state of Texas after having served in the state legislature. But because of a filibuster of a bill to stop abortions up to birth and protect the health of women and children from abortion, she has a reputation as a pro-abortion extremist.
Davis also got a pretty unflattering nickname during that infamous filibuster. Thanks to conservative writer and Red State editor Erick Erickson, Davis will forever be known as “Abortion Barbie.” The moniker is a bit insulting but apropos given her steadfast defense of abortion on demand.
And when Davis was in Los Angeles for a swanky fundraiser with he left-wing buddies to help her campaign back home in the Lone State State, it was not ironic that she was confronted with posters reminding her of her single-handed defense of late-term abortions.
Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis received a hostile greeting in Los Angeles Thursday morning, when life-sized posters depicting her as “Abortion Barbie” began popping up throughout the city ahead of her fundraiser there.
The posters say “Hollywood welcomes Abortion Barbie Wendy Davis,” and they show Davis’ face on a mostly-naked barbie doll with a plastic baby in her belly.
Davis’ campaign told The Huffington Post that it spotted at least five of the posters in different outdoor places around the city, including one on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles. Although it’s unclear who is behind the posters, a Davis campaign spokesman blamed Davis’ Republican opponent, Greg Abbott, for the political attack, noting that Abbott thanked a supporter last year who called Davis “retard Barbie” on Twitter.
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“It seems that Greg Abbott can’t let a week go by without showing how out of touch he is with women,” said the spokesman, Zac Petkanas. “This is just another in a long line of offensive actions and comments by Greg Abbott in an attempt to demean Wendy Davis.”
Abbott’s campaign said it does not know who put up the posters.
UPDATE: 6:22 p.m. — The posters were funded and commissioned by Kathryn Stuard, a conservative political donor in Texas. She told the San Antonio Express-News that she paid a street artist in Los Angeles named Sabo to create a total of 20 posters.
“It hits people with the truth,” said Stuard, 53. “The artist is very edgy.”
She added, “I do support Abbott but the campaign had nothing to do with these (posters).”