Wendy Davis Filibuster Anniversary Event Featured “God Bless” Abortion Prayer

State   |   Josh Brahm   |   Jun 27, 2014   |   1:18PM   |   Austin, TX

Texas Democratic gubernatorial nominee Wendy Davis held a celebration of her pro-abortion filibuster on Wednesday, and the event began with a pro-abortion prayer.

The filibuster being celebrated was meant to block a pro-life bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks. Davis was ultimately unsuccessful at blocking the bill, but she still brought in over $1 million in political donations after her stunt.

wendydavis8A woman began the event with a prayer, inviting everyone by saying, “Let’s ask God to bless our celebration.”

Yeah, it’s pretty disturbing.

“As we begin our celebration of the anniversary of the day that women in Texas said ‘no’ to a state legislature that refuses to trust us, we thank you for giving us our voice, we thank you for the leadership of our candidates for governor and lieutenant governor,” went the prayer.

“We ask you to strengthen our resolve and our determination to change the government of the state of Texas with our votes for the Democratic nominees,” prayed the woman, who stood in front of a large Texas flag at the Palmer event center in Austin.

“We ask you to inspire every eligible voter in the state of Texas who believes that our state government must represent all the people of Texas, not just the rich and well-connected.”

“Inspire them to vote. Inspire us to work for that vote.”

Watch the video of the prayer below:

This is the same event that LifeNews reported Davis had to give tickets away to get enough people to come.

Even though Davis calls abortion “sacred ground,” she has done her best to avoid the abortion issue in her campaign for governor. Her website completely ignores her abortion filibuster, the same filibuster she was celebrating at this event.

The Daily Caller reports that Davis is believed to have little chance to win this election. “According to the race’s most recent poll, conducted between May 30 and June 8, Davis trails her opponent, state attorney general Greg Abbott, 44 percent to 32 percent.”

It’s hard for some to believe, but there are entire organizations based on being both religious and pro-choice. If you want to learn how to respond to their most common biblical arguments for abortion rights, watch the interview below that I conducted with Life Training Institute’s Scott Klusendorf, who has published great work on this subject.

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