Wendy Davis, the unsuccessful gubernatorial candidate who argued in a 12–hour filibuster for late-term abortion, has endorsed Hillary Clinton for President of the United States. At a rally in Texas, Davis said, “Hillary has demonstrated for many years her exemplary ability to lead in the face of real challenges. We need someone like that.”
She also criticized Republican presidential candidates for trying to de-fund Planned Parenthood. She said, “The idea that we are playing with people’s lives … in order to score political points with the extreme base of the Republican Party shows that Ted Cruz and others who are in agreement with him are absolutely not fit to lead this country.” According to the Dallas Morning News, Davis plans to officially endorse Clinton at an event on Wednesday night.
Davis’ endorsement of Clinton is not surprising because she holds a radical pro-abortion view similar to that of the former Secretary of State. As LifeNews previously reported, in 2013, Davis made abortion proponents happy when she filibustered a bill that would ban abortion after 20-weeks in Texas. The bill also required that all abortion clinics meet the same health and safety regulations as an ambulatory surgical center, required a doctor providing abortions to secure admitting privileges at a nearby hospital and required a doctor to personally administer the abortion-inducing drugs to the patient.
After Davis’ filibuster, then-Governor Rick Perry issued a call for a special session of the Texas legislature to pass the bill. He said, “I am calling the Legislature back into session because too much important work remains undone for the people of Texas. Through their duly elected representatives, the citizens of our state have made crystal clear their priorities for our great state.”
He added, “Texans value life and want to protect women and the unborn. Texans want a transportation system that keeps them moving. Texans want a court system that is fair and just. We will not allow the breakdown of decorum and decency to prevent us from doing what the people of this state hired us to do.”
In 2014, Davis lost the Texas gubernatorial election to pro-life Greg Abbott by over 20 points. In fact, a CNN exit poll revealed that she lost the women’s vote by nine points. However, that hasn’t discouraged her from considering running for office again. Last month, The Washington Examiner reported that Davis wants to seek public office again and launch a “women’s equality initiative.”
View Davis’ comment about Clinton on Twitter below.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 2, 2015