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February 12, 2014

Abortion Barbie: Yeah, I Could Support A Limit On Abortion After 20 Weeks

Wendy Davis apparently just realized that she's running for Governor of Texas and not New York.

Davis, a Fort Worth senator and the likely Democratic nominee for governor, told The Dallas Morning News’ editorial board that less than one-half of 1 percent of Texas abortions occur after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Most of those were in cases where fetal abnormalities were evident or there were grave risks to the health of the woman.

“I would line up with most people in Texas who would prefer that that’s not something that happens outside of those two arenas,” Davis said.

But the Democrat said the state’s new abortion law didn’t give priority to women in those circumstances. The law allows for exceptions for fetal abnormalities and a threat to the woman’s life, but Davis said those didn’t go far enough.

“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.

So to sum up, the woman who made her name, such as it is, filibustering the bill that prevents abortion after 20 weeks now supports the concept?

Ok, first of all, no she doesn't. I'm sure her doctor/patient exception or whatever she'll call it will be big enough to drive Kermit Gosnel's clinic slaughterhouse through.

But...the people who support her and made her a folk hero don't want any restrictions on abortions. More than that they don't want any sort of negative connotation associated with abortion. Having the latest poster girl for their holy cause even insinuate that it could be restricted or that the pro-life crowd should be catered to will be quite the blow.

Meanwhile, Charlie Crist emails to say, "Damn, this is some shameless pandering, huh?".

Marco Rubio follows up with, "Wendy, you're supposed to wait until after the election to flip. Oh right, you will flip back if you're elected. Ok, I get that."

Seriously, it's nice to see Democrats have to deal with this for once. It doesn't matter since she won't even come close to winning but the "even Wendy Davis says abortions after 20 weeks should be restricted" will be a fun talking point.


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