Late-term abortion activist Wendy Davis, the former Texas legislator who staged a lengthy and unsuccessful filibuster against the law, says she is “absolutely overjoyed” the Supreme Court struck down part of it today.
Ironically, Davis said the decision overturning the laws protecting women’s health by requiring abortion clinics to meet minimum health and safety standards of the kind that legitimate surgical centers meet was “good news for women in Texas and across the country.” CNN has more:
“We were absolutely overjoyed because the Court recognized that this law was a sham, that the argument that this was somehow going to protect women’s health was absolutely disingenuous,” Davis said. “They saw right through it.”
Davis said the Texas law that the Court struck down did not — as its supporters suggested — protect women’s health.
“None of these provisions would actually create a climate that made women safer — and in fact just the opposite,” Davis said. “It is about, and was always about, closing abortion clinics.”
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Davis’ sole claim to fame is that she filibustered a bill in the Texas legislature that would have banned abortions on unborn babies up to the day of birth. Texas lawmakers eventually defeated her infamous filibuster and passed the pro-life bill, but Davis has since continued her abortion advocacy, raiding money for and speaking on behalf of Planned Parenthood.