It is only speculation at this point but there is discussion that late-term abortion activist Wendy Davis may replace Cecile Richards as the CEO of the Planned Parenthood abortion business.
Davis is the former Texas state legislator who earned national infamy after she filibustered a Bill to ban late-term abortions. She then ran for governor and lost by a mile to pro-life Texas Governor Greg Abbott. She was so extreme on abortion that even many Hispanic Democrats who have never voted Republican before cast ballots for Abbott.
Since losing the election, Davis has been on the speaking circuit and the advocacy trail pushing abortion at every turn. So it’s only natural that she would be considered for the position heading the nation’s biggest abortion business.
Here is more information from Politico on the scuttlebutt about Davis leading the abortion giant:
BUZZ … There has been lots of chatter behind-the-scenes about the possibility of WENDY DAVIS taking the helm of PLANNED PARENTHOOD. Cecile Richards, the longtime head of the organization, is leaving. Davis has a massive national political network, has honed her online and major dollar fundraising skills and is a widely sought-after Democratic surrogate. She also has a longtime connection with the group.
DAVIS, who spoke to ANNA at SXSW Monday afternoon for a live Women Rule podcast, left the door open to the Planned Parenthood gig, via REENA FLORES and Anna: “Planned Parenthood and the mission of Planned Parenthood — the healthcare provided by Planned Parenthood — is always going to be part of the core of who I am,’ she said. ‘I’m so proud that I’ve had an opportunity to travel all over this country and help Planned Parenthood affiliates to be successful.’
“While her comments were sparse on specifics, Davis added: ‘I’m going to continue to do everything I can to stand for the work that they do and obviously for women’s reproductive freedoms in general.’
A new film lauding Davis and her abortion advocacy is in the works, but Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said he will try to prevent a new movie about the late-term abortion activist from being filmed in the state Senate chamber.
The film, starring Sandra Bullock as Davis, is called “Let Her Speak.” The film will center around the former state senator’s fight to keep late-term abortions legal in Texas. Davis is best known for filibustering legislation in 2013 that would have protected late-term unborn babies from abortions in Texas.
“If I have anything to do with that, I’m not going to let them use the Senate chamber to shoot because they have already disgraced it once. I’m not going to let them do it again,” Patrick recently told Texas Public Policy Foundation.
Patrick also said he received a copy of the script and, while he has not read all of it yet, he did complain about one of his character’s lines. He said the script portrays him as a “villain” and has him using a curse word to criticize Davis.
“I’m a long way from being a perfect person … but I don’t curse,” he said.
Many pro-lifers expressed disappointment late last year when the filmmakers announced that Bullock would play the late-term abortion activist. Bullock is one of Hollywood’s most well-known actresses, having done of wide variety of well-received rolls. However, her acceptance of the role has not gone over well, given that most Americans do not support late-term abortions.
Patrick said he was disappointed, too, the Houston Chronicle reports.
“Sandra Bullock,” he said. “I used to like her.”