Wendy Davis Says: I Aborted My Disabled Daughter “Out of Love”

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Nov 12, 2015   |   4:03PM   |   Austin, TX

Wendy Davis, the former Texas state Senator known for her pink shoes and abortion advocacy, explains why she had a late-term abortion in a new interview.

Davis previously revealed that she had two abortions, one a late-term procedure that she said was for medical reasons.

Now, she says, she aborted her unborn daughter “out of love.”

“I faced a very difficult choice in a pregnancy that was very much wanted,” Davis told reporter Elizabeth Plank from the online news outlet Mic.

Davis said her unborn daughter was diagnosed with an “irreparable and non-life-sustaining” brain malformation more than 20 weeks into her pregnancy. “And it was one of the most heart wrenching decisions I’ve ever had to make, and I made my decision out of love.”

Davis, who made headlines after she filibustered a pro-life bill that would ban late-term abortions in Texas, has called abortion “sacred ground.”



In 2014, Davis ran for governor in Texas, touting her radical pro-abortion platform, and lost heavily to current pro-life Gov. Greg Abbott.