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Wendy Davis attacks Greg Abbott on rape, but looks the other way for Planned Parenthood
Live Action ^ | Cassy Fiano

Posted on 08/13/2014 7:34:45 AM PDT by Morgana

Wendy Davis has released a new campaign ad attacking Greg Abbott for how he sided in an old state Supreme Court case. A woman was raped by a contractor for the Kirby vacuum cleaner company, and she and her husband sued Kirby — the rapist was a sexual predator, and Kirby had not run a background check on the salesman. Abbott, who was a state Supreme Court justice at the time, was one of three dissenting opinions, and felt that Kirby was not responsible.

In the ad, Davis insinuates that a company should be held responsible for the actions of their employees.

March 26, 1993. A pleasant spring day in Seguin, Texas. But for one woman, it quickly became a nightmare. A Kirby Vacuum salesman came to her door to offer an in-home demonstration. And while her children slept in the very next room the salesman brutally raped the young mother.

The salesman was a sexual predator on probation… but the Kirby vacuum cleaner distributor had failed to perform a routine background check on him.

The woman and her husband went all the way to the Texas Supreme Court. Fighting for their right to sue Kirby. Six judges – Democrats and Republicans – ruled in their favor and they won.

But Greg Abbott sided with the company against the victim. Saying the company had no responsibility.

Thank god, this time… Greg Abbott lost.

Abbott is currently enjoying a double-digit lead over Davis, which may be why she felt the need to exploit the rape of a woman as campaign fodder. But perhaps she should have looked in the mirror first, if she truly cared that much about protecting women from rape.

Wendy Davis has firmly established herself as a diehard supporter of abortion, and abortion activists have responded in kind by supporting her campaign. Planned Parenthood in particular has been throwing their weight behind her, pledging $3 million to get Davis elected. So here’s a question: why is it unthinkable for Greg Abbott to feel that Kirby wasn’t responsible for the actions of one of their employees, yet it’s completely acceptable for Wendy Davis to accept millions from the abortion industry, with its extensive history of covering up for child rapists?

Live Action’s undercover investigations have repeatedly shown that Planned Parenthood is more than willing to cover up child sex trafficking and statutory rape. But sadly, there are multiple real-life examples of abortionists and clinic workers looking the other way, with girls that aren’t undercover actors.

Indiana abortionist Ulrich Klopfer was caught covering up the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl.

A Planned Parenthood clinic in Philadelphia was found to have hidden the statutory rape of six young girls.

20-year-old Stephen Lobb raped a 14-year-old girl, and then forced her to get an abortion.

40-year-old Adam Gault abducted Danielle Cramer, a teenaged girl, and held her captive for over a year. When she got pregnant, he took her to Planned Parenthood, where they performed the abortion and handed her back to Gault, no questions asked.

An 11-year-old girl was raped by her 17-year-old boyfriend, and Planned Parenthood likewise performed an abortion on her without reporting the abuse, and a 13-year-old girl was impregnated by her stepfather and also forced into an abortion.

Or in a particularly horrific instance, Planned Parenthood assisted serial rapist Tyler Kost in covering up his crimes with abortion, because they “didn’t want the hassle” of having to notify police.

But Wendy Davis has absolutely no problem whatsoever with taking millions from Planned Parenthood and other abortion advocates. So what is the price of her integrity, exactly? Does it have to be in the millions, or will a few thousands of dollars do? Does her slavish devotion to abortion run so deep that she’ll overlook the rape coverups that are endemic to the abortion industry?

TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: abortion; abortionbarbie; gregabbott; kirby; kirbyvacuum; plannedparenthood; prolife; rape; texas; wendydavis
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To: Sans-Culotte; Slyfox; All

I have seen the Wendy Davis ad. It is running a lot here in the Houston area. I’d like to see Abbott or his supporters address the issues in the ad itself rather than bringing up other issues.

Yes, it’s running almost non-stop (here in Houston area).

I like your suggestion that Abbott make a rebuttal ad...short and succinct. Slyfox has posted a great explanation, that would make a perfect rebuttal.....a quick mention of A Barbie’s PP *overlook* hypocrisy, would also be great to include.

About the commercial, Abbott said the Kirby company had no responsibility for who the distributor hired. The distributor was at fault for not doing a background check on the rapist, not the Kirby company.

21 posted on 08/13/2014 10:10:22 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: Sherman Logan

There is a problem with saying that distributors MUST do something. At that point, the manufacturer has put themselves into the hiring practices and if they don’t audit this, then they have DEFINITELY put themselves into a position of responsibility.

It is a Catch 22!!

22 posted on 08/13/2014 10:35:10 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: Morgana

Evil can be really stupid. Working for an easily identifiable company that keeps records of where their salespeople are assigned and who they visit, and committing a heinous crime...

23 posted on 08/13/2014 10:45:55 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: ExTxMarine

I’m sure you’re right. However, I strongly suspect a manufacturer can impose a Code of Ethics on its distributors or even a list of things they will lose their distributorship for.

I’ve been a distributor in the past, and there was a long list of no-nos, including such things as poaching another distributor’s clients. It happened anyway, of course, but if caught you’d get kicked out. This was justified by the fact that unethical practice by a distributor would damage the brand, which it certainly would.

If a company doesn’t have such a policy, it’s pretty clear to me they either don’t care or are actually encouraging such behavior to make sales. I posted a link to thousands of complaints against Kirby upthread.

24 posted on 08/13/2014 10:48:10 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: JimRed

Unless the rules Kirby distributors have to follow have changed...since 1965 when I tried Kirby sales for a few weeks.

25 posted on 08/13/2014 10:49:53 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Morgana
The salesman was a sexual predator on probation… but the Kirby vacuum cleaner distributor had failed to perform a routine background check on him.

I heard this ad for the first time today. If memory serves me correctly, there was no law to do background checks back then. I thinks Greg Abbott was issuing his ruling on that, not on the actual rape. Did whoopee say it was rape or rape rape?

26 posted on 08/13/2014 8:39:56 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Guns are like parachutes. If you need one and don't have one, you'll probably never need one again.)
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