NBC Producer Jennifer Cecil was so inspired by Wendy Davis’ late-term abortion filibuster in 2013 that she has decided to base a network television show off it. Deadline reports that the new drama will center on a female Democratic senator who, like Davis, loses the Texas governor’s race and decides to go back to work at a law firm. Cecil was the executive producer/co-head writer for the popular ABC drama Private Practice, which starred pro-abortion actor Kate Walsh.
Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva said the following about the show’s main character: “In the vein of The Good Wife, while she pieces her pride back together, she goes to work in the law firm of her best friend — a black male Republican — and discovers that with no political future to protect, she can unshackle her inner badass.”
Pro-life blogger Doug Powers commented on the upcoming NBC drama. He said: “If you’re a pro-life politician who filibusters based on conservative principle, you’re just a heartless jackass who wants to shut down government. If you’re a pro-abortion liberal who filibusters on progressive principle, you might get a network TV show in your honor.” He added, “After that idea fails, NBC should try to retool it into a buddy-cop show called “Pink & Sneekers” about two bumbling-but-committed security guards at Planned Parenthood.”
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.
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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.”
Then, 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.”