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)
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.