Skip to comments.Wendy Davis accused of “betrayal” on abortion
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 ..
Its 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 isnt 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 Doesnt 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 senators 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 doesnt 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, thats directly undermined by the enactment of a ban."
I dont 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.
funny, abortion is betrayal...
If it’s not a baby, you’re not pregnant...
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.
Now, that's really odd.
She recently defended abortion in an 11 hour filibuster... and never mentioned that once.
Bwaaahahahaha! Todd Akin anyone?
So, what’s she going to run for next after she get’s spanked in this Gov’s race?
Do not believe it for a second, lying come to her on a scale approaching the grand champ mac daddy,
Cover. She just became as hated by the left as you or I. And they don’t ‘tolerate’ betrayal well.
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...
She really is an amateur at this politics stuff. Nothing like alienating the very base that begged you to run in the first place.
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.
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.
lol. She isn’t going to have any voters at all at this rate
I liked it when G. Gordon Liddy replaced “abortion” or “pro choice” with “infanticide” when he read news stories about abortion.
Others should have followed his lead. He had it right.
I love that Meme. Used to be your could google map Mordor and get that meme back. I don’t think it works now.
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.
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