Surprise, Wendy Davis isn’t the progressive hero she’s made out to be

It was just a of couple days ago that we learned that Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis thinks Texas’s gun controls are too strict. Now we’ve got this:

Wendy Davis said Tuesday that she would have supported a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, if the law adequately deferred to a woman and her doctor.

First, what in the hell is that even? What does “if the law adequately deferred to a woman and her doctor” mean? Okay, explain yourself:

“My concern, even in the way the 20-week ban was written in this particular bill, was that it didn’t give enough deference between a woman and her doctor making this difficult decision, and instead tried to legislatively define what it was,” Davis said.

That makes about as much sense. So, you support a 20-week ban, as long as there’s some kind of “deference” between a woman and her doctor?

Forget about this whole 20-week thing just being a completely arbitrary deadline with no reason except to force women to carry fetuses to term. Actually, don’t forget, because that’s around the time when doctors can tell if there’s going to be problems with the pregnancy, which may lead some to terminate. But of course, that would by no means be connected, just like requiring hospital admittance privileges to perform the procedure, even when there isn’t a hospital within hours of your clinic isn’t supposed to be just to shut down clinics. Of course not. Because, even though we’re against burdensome regulations, we feel only these regulations are necessary because…safety. Yeah, safety. See? We care more about women than workers!

I guess pretending you have a chance at winning an election in Texas means selling out some principles. Or, maybe she really, really believes it. I don’t pretend to know. But, why did she even stand for those so many hours? Deference?


One thought on “Surprise, Wendy Davis isn’t the progressive hero she’s made out to be

  1. I think Wendy Davis typifies a politician who will say anything on the campaign trail. Of course, I also –based on personal experience with her or her staff — think she’ll say anything when she is in office also.

    I asked several times if she supported pro-rights bills like Campus Carry or Open Carry — she said she favored campus carry and open carry would have to wait another day. Then I believe she offered an amendment that would have let campus administrators decide of they wanted campus carry or not. Not much in the way of standing up for rights, eh.

    I didn’t support the abortion bill because I don’t think the government should be in the business of telling people when or how it is legal. I do think abortion should be rare and socially unacceptable for most reasons. Wendy Davis doesn’t seem to know what she believes or like you say is just willing to sell out.

    Bob S.
    3 Boxes of BS

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