Pro-Life Legislator Who Replaced Wendy Davis Wears “Stand for Life” Boots on House Floor

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 13, 2015   |   11:13AM   |   Austin, TX

The pro-life candidate who replaced pro-abortion activists Wendy Davis in the Texas state legislature has ignited a social media buzz over the pro-life boots she wore on the floor of the Texas state House.

Davis rose to infamous when she wore pink tennis shoes during an all-day-long filibuster of a pro-life bill to ban late-term abortions on babies up to the day of birth. Davis no only lost her bid to stop the late-term abortion ban, her shoes became a staple of pro-abortion politics but they failed to propel her to a gubernatorial victory last November. She lost in a landslide to pro-life Governor Greg Abbott.

Now, Konni Burton, the pro-life candidate who replaced Davis in her Dallas-area state house district, has put a pro-life spin on shoe-wearing. She posted a picture on Facebook of her pro-life boots that have Stand for Life emblazoned on them.

“The reason I got in was because of this fiscal mess our country is in,” Burton told reporter Betsy Woodruff in 2013. “But if she wants to make this about life, bring it.”

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