Wendy Davis Forced to Give Away Tickets to Filibuster Anniversary Bash After Few Register

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jun 23, 2014   |   12:34PM   |   Austin, TX

Apparently the Wendy Davis gubernatorial campaign got so few people forking out money to celebrate her one-year-anniversary of a filibuster of a bill to ban late-term abortions that it was forced to give away tickets.

Davis is a national household name for one reason: abortion. She became the face of the pro-abortion movement when she stood up against a pro-life bill in the Texas legislature to stop late-term abortions.

wendydavis20Preferring to keep abortions legal in the Lone Star State up to the day of birth, Davis infamously filibustered the bill and was eventually defeated and the bill became law. Since then, dozens of abortion clinics have either closed down or stopped doing abortions. Now, Davis is holding a celebratory fundraiser.

But, as the Washington Examiner reports, turnout must be really low:

The problem is, it looks like people don’t want to pay even as little as $20 to celebrate a practice they find abhorrent.

The Davis campaign understands that, and so in their invitations to the anniversary celebration, as my colleague Tim Carney noted last week, they avoid using the word “abortion.”

Too bad people aren’t falling for their lame trick.

General admission to the event is $20, but it appears the campaign isn’t generating the response it wanted, and is now resorting to giving away free tickets to entice people to attend.

NARAL (formerly the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League) Pro-Choice Texas is providing interested parties who don’t want to pay $20 with free tickets.

“If this event sounds fun to you but the $20 ticket price would keep you away, we can get you free tickets!” the organization says on its website.

Free tickets to the event are also being advertised on Craigslist and Reddit.

Over at TownHall, pro-life writer Courtney O’Brien outlines the reasons why the Davis campaign is wallowing in the gutter.

After the filibuster, conservative activist Erick Erickson of Red State called David “Abortion Barbie” on Twitter and the parody moniker stuck. It became such a sensation in referring to Davis that posters sprung up in Los Angeles describing her as such when she want to California to raise money for her campaign.

Davis was incensed by the posters. However, it’s hard to image why she’d be so upset when she now is hosting a fundraiser to celebrate her abortion infamy. Sorry Wendy, you can deny it all you want but you are the face of abortion and Texas voters won’t forget come November, which is why they will vote for pro-life gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott.