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Wendy Davis backs 20-week abortion ban that defers to women
Dallas News ^ | GROMER JEFFERS JR.

Posted on 02/12/2014 2:44:37 PM PST by Morgana

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.

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.

The provision was part of a sweeping bill the Legislature considered this summer to place new restrictions on abortion providers. Davis initially filibustered to stop the bill, drawing nationwide attention as a special session ended with a raucous crowd disrupting the Senate’s consideration of the bill. Eventually, lawmakers approved the law in another session. Parts of it are under court review, though the 20-week ban is in effect.

Davis said the U.S. Supreme Court would likely evaluate when a woman could end a pregnancy. A fetus is generally considered viable at 24 weeks, the previous abortion limit under Texas law.

(Excerpt) Read more at dallasnews.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: abortion; abortionbarbie; prolife; wendydavis

1 posted on 02/12/2014 2:44:38 PM PST by Morgana
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To: Morgana

“defers to women” is code for “as long as a woman can still murder her baby if she wants”.

Let’s just be clear. Abortion is a law that creates a special class of person that can legally murder another person any time they want.


2 posted on 02/12/2014 2:46:16 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Morgana

And for any that think different, why do women never have any ceremonies for the piece of liver, or spleen, or kidney, or colon, that’s removed during a “procedure” but these same people who claim “it’s just tissue” have funerals for their fetal tissue and even name it?

The hypocrisy is enormous and the denial to the moon.


3 posted on 02/12/2014 2:47:58 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Morgana

Uh-oh....now she’s gonna lose her Satan-worshiper bloc. Abortion Barbie is desperately flip-flopping on every issue now. Emily’s List must be canceling their contributions. She’s toast.


4 posted on 02/12/2014 2:53:04 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: txrefugee

Those supporters likely know she’s lying


5 posted on 02/12/2014 2:54:04 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Morgana

She’s desperate cause she is getting her ass kicked..everyone with an IQ above 5 knows that she is lying to get votes..anyone and I mean ANYONE who would vote for her based on this is a moron..what next, Wendy will say she is against abortion altogether


6 posted on 02/12/2014 2:56:35 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Morgana
Davis, a Fort Worth senator and the likely Democratic nominee for governor...

???? Wasn't she outed as a liar and a fraud? Oh that's right - that's perfect qualifications according to Dimocrats.

7 posted on 02/12/2014 3:00:08 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Morgana

Whose soaring on the Tweets of her Lefties, lying to everybody she meets, whose faking out the minds of the dummies, everyone knows its Wendy.
And Wendy tells stormy lies, flashing her mascara eyes, and likes to see babies die, for womens rights, its her delights.


8 posted on 02/12/2014 3:08:28 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Morgana
Her internal polling must be a disaster...

She is flip flopping around like a freshly caught largemouth bass..

Hopefully the libtards ignore them and keep pouring money into her campaign...sucking dollars away from viable candidates..

9 posted on 02/12/2014 3:26:22 PM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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A woman’s sense of liberty should not be defined by having the right to kill.


10 posted on 02/12/2014 3:48:34 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: GeronL
Those supporters likely know she’s lying

Anybody with the IQ of a doorknob should be able to see she is lying.

11 posted on 02/13/2014 6:40:34 AM PST by dearolddad (/i>)
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To: Morgana

Isn’t babbling incoherent and inconsistent things often the sign of a stroke?


12 posted on 02/13/2014 6:46:49 AM PST by Ted Grant
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To: Ted Grant
Isn’t babbling incoherent and inconsistent things often the sign of a stroke?

After watching Pelosi all these years, I thought those were side effects of botox.

Democrats are being suckered into thinking that Wendy is a Hillary starter kit. At least Hillary knew enough to stand by her man...lol.

13 posted on 02/13/2014 6:50:31 AM PST by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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