Some of America’s top abortion activists are campaigning for pro-abortion Democrat Hillary Clinton in dozens of states.
Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards has been campaigning for Clinton all across the U.S., and a new report says late-term abortion activist Wendy Davis is on a similar path.
Davis is a former Texas state Senator who rose to the national spotlight several years ago when she filibustered a Texas pro-life law that banned late-term abortions and required abortion facilities to meet basic health and safety standards; the law passed and saved thousands of lives. Later, it became clear that abortion activists had hyped up Davis’s popularity when she failed miserably in her attempt to run for Texas governor.
Since then, Davis has been active in the pro-abortion movement. This week, she stopped at Duke University in North Carolina to try to increase support for Clinton among young voters.
The student-run newspaper The Chronicle spoke to the late-term abortion activist on Thursday about her campaign work.
“I’ve traveled to around 20 states for her campaign,” Davis said. “I try to share my story about what I’ve observed over the long course of her public service career and why I feel so passionately about why her voice is needed.
“Particularly because I think this is going to be the most pivotal election we’ve ever faced and knowing how important the Supreme Court has been to some of our civil and reproductive rights of late, if we lose our ability to place people on that court, we’re going to live with that for decades to come,” Davis continued.
Abortion activists know that the next president could have the chance to nominate up to four U.S. Supreme Court justices and sway the political leanings of the court for decades. Clinton promised to nominate U.S. Supreme Court justices who will ensure that Roe v. Wade and abortion on demand up until birth remain the law of the land for years to come.
During a July interview, Davis made a very similar statement, warning that Roe v. Wade and abortion on demand could become a thing of the past if the next president is pro-life.
“This choice [abortion] should be up to each and every one of us,” Davis said. “We ought not to be judged no matter the reason.”
The abortion industry has found its champion in Clinton, who also promised that she would try to repeal the Hyde Amendment and force taxpayers to fund abortions.
Pro-abortion groups are spending millions to attack Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. The abortion giant Planned Parenthood complained earlier this week that it could lose its taxpayer funding — approximately $550 million a year – if Trump becomes president.
Trump and his pro-life vice presidential pick, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, present a stark contrast on abortion to Clinton and her vice presidential running mate Tim Kaine, who also is pro-abortion.
During the campaign, Trump released a well-received list of 11 potential Supreme Court nominees — a list pro-life groups hailed for having strong supporters of the Constitution. Trump also recently hired a key pro-life advocate has his domestic policy director.