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Wendy Davis accused of “betrayal” on abortion
Legal Insurrection ^ | February 13, 2014 | Professor William A. Jacobson

Posted on 02/13/2014 3:05:56 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

The reaction to Wendy Davis’ statement that she could support a ban on late-term abortion if there were more deference given to patients and physicians has caused angst in a Democratic base already upset over Davis’ support of Open Carry laws.

Amanda Marcotte at Slate.com called it a betrayal (emphasis added):

"Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis made her name and kick-started her campaign for governor by filibustering an anti-abortion omnibus bill, standing and talking for 11 hours straight in support of abortion rights. So it comes as a surprise — and frankly, a betrayal — to learn that Davis told the Dallas Morning News on Tuesday that she could support a ban on abortions after 20 weeks, if it gave “enough deference between a woman and her doctor” to make the decision to abort after that point for medical reasons…."

You may have bought her sneakers, but when it comes down to it, Wendy Davis is a politician.

Irin Carmon at MSNBC writes, Wendy Davis falls into abortion question trap:

"This week, Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis delighted her detractors and confounded her pro-choice supporters when she appeared to support the very same 20-week ban she spent 11 hours filibustering…..

It’s far too late for Davis to shy away from abortion rights, including the more politically uncomfortable parts, after confronting them head-on in her filibuster. Regardless of what she was trying to say, a political campaign isn’t a great place for complex or nuanced moral conversations. On the campaign trail, Davis would likely be better off if she stuck to the broader point she made in her filibuster: “The alleged reason for the bill is to enhance patient safety. But what [the provisions] really do is create provisions that treat women as though they are not capable of making their own medical decisions.”

Tata Culp-Ressler at Think Progress (yes, that Think Progress) wrote, Why Wendy Davis’ Position On 20-Week Abortion Bans Doesn’t Make Any Sense:

"On Tuesday, Wendy Davis attempted to clarify her position on 20-week abortion bans, one of the policies included in a controversial package of abortion restrictions that passed last summer. The state senator’s dramatic filibuster against that omnibus bill catapulted her into the national spotlight and helped her garner enough support to run for governor. But this week, Davis said she would actually support a 20-week ban under certain conditions.

From a policy position, Davis’ stance simply doesn’t make sense. If the goal is to “give enough deference” to women who are making complicated decisions about their reproductive health, and allow medical professionals to exercise their own judgment about their patients’ care without being hampered by the legislature, that’s directly undermined by the enactment of a ban."

I don’t know if the base is upset with Wendy Davis, or the reality that the Wendy Davis who excited the base with the abortion filibuster cannot win in Texas. Maybe some other Wendy Davis can win, but not the one with pink sneakers.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: abortion; abortionbarbie; democrats; gregabbott; latetermabortion; moralabsolutes; murder; texas; wendydavis
Greg Abbott FTW!
1 posted on 02/13/2014 3:05:57 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oxymoron....

funny, abortion is betrayal...

If it’s not a baby, you’re not pregnant...


2 posted on 02/13/2014 3:10:03 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If right wing media would simply replace the words “abortion” and “Right to Abortion” with “Kill babies” and the “Right to kill babies” when reporting on the issue, we might just get through to people.

It’s accurate and in the libs outrage reporting on it, they’d repeat it often enough that it’d become a meme.


3 posted on 02/13/2014 3:11:27 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"...Wendy Davis’ statement that she could support a ban on late-term abortion..."

Now, that's really odd.

She recently defended abortion in an 11 hour filibuster... and never mentioned that once.

4 posted on 02/13/2014 3:14:42 PM PST by moovova
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To: Vendome
If it’s not a baby, you’re not pregnant...

Well said.

5 posted on 02/13/2014 3:17:07 PM PST by RikaStrom ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Irin Carmon at MSNBC writes, Wendy Davis falls into abortion question trap

Bwaaahahahaha! Todd Akin anyone?

6 posted on 02/13/2014 3:19:20 PM PST by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So, what’s she going to run for next after she get’s spanked in this Gov’s race?


7 posted on 02/13/2014 3:21:35 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: moovova

Do not believe it for a second, lying come to her on a scale approaching the grand champ mac daddy,


8 posted on 02/13/2014 3:22:53 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: bigbob

Cover. She just became as hated by the left as you or I. And they don’t ‘tolerate’ betrayal well.


9 posted on 02/13/2014 3:23:13 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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10 posted on 02/13/2014 3:25:29 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Norm Lenhart

Lol, good answer! But I don’t think she likes the message she’s being given very much, and we know that libs double-down on stupid...


11 posted on 02/13/2014 3:25:37 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She really is an amateur at this politics stuff. Nothing like alienating the very base that begged you to run in the first place.


12 posted on 02/13/2014 3:25:37 PM PST by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wendy hasn’t betrayed anyone that matters in her book; a hard-core leftist is she. Her backers will accept “treachery” if it empowers socialism.


13 posted on 02/13/2014 3:28:43 PM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: bigbob

Hope she does. They will go after her all the harder. One does not simply walk into Mordor and one does not place ANY restriction on the liberal sacrament of killing babies.


14 posted on 02/13/2014 3:28:57 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

lol. She isn’t going to have any voters at all at this rate


15 posted on 02/13/2014 3:33:04 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Norm Lenhart

I liked it when G. Gordon Liddy replaced “abortion” or “pro choice” with “infanticide” when he read news stories about abortion.


16 posted on 02/13/2014 3:33:28 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

Others should have followed his lead. He had it right.


17 posted on 02/13/2014 3:34:31 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: GeronL
She isn’t going to have any voters at all at this rate.

GOOD!
18 posted on 02/13/2014 3:34:39 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Norm Lenhart

I love that Meme. Used to be your could google map Mordor and get that meme back. I don’t think it works now.


19 posted on 02/13/2014 3:35:32 PM PST by Mercat
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To: Army Air Corps

Well it does defeat the value we saw in her of attracting national progressive $$ for a losing effort.

She’s imploding so quickly it may not happen.


20 posted on 02/13/2014 3:35:58 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: nascarnation

Oh, the lefties are still trying to prop-up her campaign...at least in word. The NYT recently had an article trying to rehabilitate her image. I hope they lose buckets of cash on this opportunistic skeezer.


21 posted on 02/13/2014 3:39:56 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

Just you wait..she’ll blame all her “confused” comments on the onset of menopause..


22 posted on 02/13/2014 3:59:55 PM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Tough gig, trying to play both sides.

Just stand or fall on what you believe in. It’s much easier.


23 posted on 02/13/2014 4:05:12 PM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: Norm Lenhart

Don’t you know it’s not about killing babies! It’s about choice! /s

I know some pro abortion pukes whose mothers wanted to abort them and the husbands vetoed it. These same pukes now love their mothers and hate their conservative fathers.


24 posted on 02/13/2014 4:14:06 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: VerySadAmerican

Just goes to show how effective propaganda is. Between Abortion and Obama, no one should really wonder anymore about Germany in 1936.


25 posted on 02/13/2014 4:19:15 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wendy Davis is evil. She will lie, cheat, steal, use people, whatever it takes to get into power where she can do some real damage. She is evil in the flesh.


26 posted on 02/13/2014 4:21:18 PM PST by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Wendy, Wendy what went wrong. We were together for so long” - Beach Boys sub reference


27 posted on 02/13/2014 4:49:37 PM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wendy Davis, America’s number one liar. Even BHO is having trouble keeping up.


28 posted on 02/14/2014 5:12:25 AM PST by opres
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To: Vendome

-— If it’s not a baby, you’re not pregnant... -—

And if it’s not a baby, why do they want to kill it?


29 posted on 02/14/2014 5:24:01 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She's overdone.

30 posted on 02/14/2014 5:32:07 AM PST by McGruff (Every night has it's dawn.)
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