Wendy Davis, Poster Girl for Late-Term Abortion, Campaigns for Hillary

Former Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis (photo credit: Alan Kotok via Flickr, CC BY 2.0)

If you thought Hillary was finished using the pro-abortion agenda to push her campaign along, you would be mistaken. Clinton has now recruited the assistance of Wendy Davis, the former Texas state senator who rose to fame (or infamy) with her 11-hour filibuster of a bill banning late-term abortions in 2013.

According to the Clinton campaign, Davis will attend seven Iowa grassroots organizing events next week around Des Moines and Cedar Falls where she will speak about “Clinton’s commitment to protecting women’s health care and defending Planned Parenthood from Republicans’ attacks.”

While Clinton would obviously like to capitalize on a strong pro-abortion position by having the heroes of the movement stump for her, Clinton’s selection of Davis sheds light on an ironic misfortune for her strategy.

Davis also sought to build her own 2014 gubernatorial campaign in the limelight of her pro-abortion filibuster—only to be demolished by Republican Greg Abbott by more than 20 percentage points, or about 1 million votes.

The radically pro-abortion approach might work to Clinton’s advantage in the Democratic primary, but with an overwhelming majority of Americans who believe that a fetus in the womb is a person (66 percent to 16 percent), Clinton may end up just like Davis in the general election.

Anna Pfaff works for the American Principles Project. Continue Reading

Failed Abortion Candidate Wendy Davis Attacks Fiorina…On Abortion

Former Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis (photo credit: Alan Kotok via Flickr, CC BY 2.0)

Anyone remember Wendy Davis?  Just last year, Davis was a cause celebre of the Democratic Party, who leveraged her filibuster of a Texas abortion bill (which later passed anyway) to launch a candidacy for governor that Democrats hoped would end their losing streak in the state (spoiler alert: it didn’t).  Now, after months of silence, Davis has surfaced once again with a mission to take down Carly Fiorina.  Breitbart reports:

In a 10 minute interview with Austin NBC affiliate KXAN-TV, Davis claimed Fiorina “alleged that there were activities that took place in those [Planned Parenthood] videos that absolutely were not true” at the last Republican presidential candidate debate.

…Davis, best known for her catheter-wearing, pink sneaker-footed 11-hour filibuster to support late term abortions when she was in the Texas state senate, painted Fiorina as “disingenuous” and “dishonest” and even self-serving. She asserted Fiorina tried to “cover up and excuse the comments she made during that debate, created her own video out of whole cloth essentially, that has nothing to do with anything that occurred at a Planned Parenthood facility.”

…The lengthy TV news segment hit other usual mainstream media talking points – war on women, “gender equality,” achievement and opportunity gaps, voter redistricting, and raising the minimum wage. Davis even insisted Fiorina has a problem against women.

Strong words, but before team Fiorina starts panicking, they should keep in mind that Wendy Davis has a history of losing elections – badly – on the issue of abortion.  Continue Reading

Who Speaks for Women? Lindsey Graham vs. Wendy Davis

Former Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis (photo credit: Alan Kotok via Flickr, CC BY 2.0)

Wendy Davis became a “progressive” television icon when she filibustered a Texas bill banning late-term abortions.  Sure she’s a feisty former single mom and made her way from welfare to Harvard, and she deserves props for that.

But in making the right to kill a child in the 6th month of pregnancy her signature issue in 2014, she put herself out of touch with the mainstream of American women, Latino voters, independents, and young people.  After all, despite exciting the media and donors, she lost her race for governor the following November by a crashing 20 points and lost even the majority of Texas women’s support.

But not in the alternative reality show that is MSNBC, of course.

This week, Sen. Lindsey Graham introduced legislation to ban abortion after the 20th week of pregnancy (or almost five months into pregnancy).  He promised a vigorous debate about the morality of dismembering babies in the womb, babies that probably can feel pain, and are at the borderline of survival outside their mother’s bodies.

Politico regurgitated the sorry and debunked truce theory that “social issues” would bring down Republicans Senators in blue and purple states, such as Pennsylvania, Wisconsin (which has just passed a state late-term abortion ban), Ohio, and New Hampshire.  These are all states (with the possible exception of New Hampshire) with an extremely rich and deep pro-life community.  But never mind, “Lindsey Graham’s abortion push could imperil fellow GOPers,” trumpets Politico, turning to Democrats mostly (and the ever reliable Susan Collins) to threaten Republicans with mass electoral slaughter if they did not back off the issue.  Continue Reading