Wendy Davis’ only claim to fame is that she filibustered a bill in Texas to ban abortions on babies after 20 weeks of pregnancy. After that infamous move resulted in a landslide defeat at the polls when she decided to run for governor, Wendy Davis took to the speaking circuit to push abortion.
Now she’s on MSNBC slamming the new Senate bill to ban late-term abortions on babies after 20 weeks. As Yogi Berra would say, it’s deja’ vu all over again. Newsbusters has the transcript and video:
Concerning Graham’s move to introduce a pro-life piece of legislation, Davis continued to bloviate and hypocritically blast elected officials for “using women as a political wedge” [emphasis mine]:
Well, again, this is Senator Graham demonstrating the problem that the GOP presidential candidates have with women. This is clearly unconstitutional, and in the states where it’s been challenged and gone up to circuit courts, it’s been held to be unconstitutional. If it makes its way to the Supreme Court, I expect the same response will occur and again, it is a politician using women as a political wedge to try to gain an advantage in a political contest, in a way that has devastating impact, ultimately, on women’s rights and constitutional protections.
For as much as the pair talked in the segment about the so-called unconstitutionality of a 20-week ban, Davis should know (as both a law school graduate and former state legislator) that 14 states nationwide already have such bans in place that have yet to be struck down by the Supreme Court.