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  • Wendy Davis Wants to Get More Young Women Interested in Politics

    04/25/2016 1:28:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    MTV ^ | 4/21/2016 | Jaime Fuller
    It’s been nearly three years since Wendy Davis stood in the Texas State Capitol and filibustered an abortion bill for 11 hours straight, buoyed by her pink sneakers, a back brace, and the knowledge that there were so many women outside the chamber watching her fight and cheering. The bill eventually passed, Davis later lost a gubernatorial bid, and she is now out of politics for the first time in decades. Throughout all of that, however, she’s proven that she’s more than willing to keep trying to get things done — even when the chance of victory seems to be...
  • 1 In 3 Campaign hosts livestream to promote abortion

    01/19/2016 6:02:12 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | January 19, 2016 | DANNY BURTON
    Today, the 1 In 3 Campaign is hosting a six-hour livestream dedicated to promoting abortion, to celebrate the 43rd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The event, entitled “The 2016 1 In 3 Campaign Abortion Speakout: The People’s Brief,” features politicians including Wendy Davis, Rep. Barbara Lee and Rep. Tim Ryan, and celebrities including Lizz Winstead. Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards is also scheduled to participate. The 1 In 3 Campaign promotes publicizing abortion stories in a positive light. Their pledge, which website visitors are encouraged to sign, states, “I will help build a culture of empathy, justice, and support for...
  • Ted Cruz: You’ll be Surprised Who Really Thinks Abortion is a Losing Campaign Issue

    01/08/2016 12:43:53 PM PST · by presidio9 · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | Jan 8, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    Republican presidential candidate says some people will be surprised who really thinks abortion is a losing campaign issue: Democrats. Cruz recently pointed out how abortion was a horrendous political issue for Democrats in Texas - the second largest state in the country - because the Democrats' position of supporting late-term abortions turned off a large portion of Hispanics voters who are pro-life. As the liberal Texas Tribune reports: Asked during a question-and-answer session with voters about how Republicans could run effectively on social issues in states beyond Iowa, home to the first nominating contest, Cruz insisted the GOP has nothing...
  • Cruz: Davis Showed Abortion is Losing Issue for Democrats

    01/07/2016 2:21:50 PM PST · by Isara · 4 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Jan. 7, 2016 | Patrick Svitek
    POCAHONTAS, Iowa — Ted Cruz on Thursday reached back to the 2014 election cycle to argue abortion is a losing issue for Democrats, holding up his state's last gubernatorial race as prime evidence.Asked during a question-and-answer session with voters about how Republicans could run effectively on social issues in states beyond Iowa, home to the first nominating contest, Cruz insisted the GOP has nothing to be ashamed of. On abortion, for example, he argued Democrats, including presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton, are out of sync with the overwhelmingly majority of voters. “You know who doesn’t think abortion is a winning issue for...
  • Obama, Davis Ask Supreme Court to Reject Texas Abortion Law

    01/07/2016 12:32:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    KUT-FM ^ | January 5, 2016 | Alex Ura, The Texas Tribune
    From the Texas Tribune: Intervening in what could be a landmark decision, the Obama Administration, state and federal lawmakers and medical experts asked the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to overturn Texas' 2013 abortion law, which could shut down about half of the state's 19 remaining abortion clinics. In 45 amicus briefs filed to the Supreme Court, opponents of the Texas abortion law known as House Bill 2 argued that restrictions under the law are unconstitutional because they impose an undue burden on women seeking abortions and would do little to improve women's health. (AUDIO-AT-LINK) The restrictions "do not serve --...
  • Obama, Davis Ask Supreme Court to Reject Texas Abortion Law

    01/07/2016 12:32:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    KUT-FM ^ | January 5, 2016 | Alex Ura, The Texas Tribune
    From the Texas Tribune: Intervening in what could be a landmark decision, the Obama Administration, state and federal lawmakers and medical experts asked the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to overturn Texas' 2013 abortion law, which could shut down about half of the state's 19 remaining abortion clinics. In 45 amicus briefs filed to the Supreme Court, opponents of the Texas abortion law known as House Bill 2 argued that restrictions under the law are unconstitutional because they impose an undue burden on women seeking abortions and would do little to improve women's health. (AUDIO-AT-LINK) The restrictions "do not serve --...
  • Wendy Davis: Why I lied through my teeth when running for Governor of Texas

    12/10/2015 7:56:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/10/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Say, do you all remember Wendy Davis? No? She was the lady with the pink sneakers who filibustered an abortion bill in Texas once, then ran for governor and wound up doing about as well as your average armadillo trying to cross an eight lane interstate during rush hour after accidentally eating ten hits of LSD. She’s written an editorial for Politico this week with the title, Why I Caved on Guns When I Ran for Governor of Texas. It’s a heartfelt tale of sorrow from her perspective, but it might have been more accurately labeled, Hey, Sorry That...
  • Wendy Davis: I Aborted My Baby ‘Out of Love’

    11/14/2015 7:26:14 AM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/14/15 | Dr Susan Berry
    Former Texas state senator Wendy Davis said in an interview published Tuesday that she had an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy “out of love” for her daughter.In an interview with Mic, Davis said, “I discovered that my daughter was suffering from an irreparable and non-life sustaining brain deformation or malformation, and it was one of the most heart-wrenching decisions I’ve ever had to make, and I made my decision out of love.”As reported by CNSNews.com, reporter Elizabeth Plank attended a pro-life conference and interviewed participants first about whether abortion itself is murder, and, second, about whether a woman who...
  • NBC Developing Dramedy Inspired By Former Texas Senator Wendy Davis

    10/09/2015 1:22:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | October 8, 2015 | Nellie Andreeva
    Wendy Davis made national headlines in 2013 for filibustering anti-abortion legislation in the Texas Senate. Now the former Democratic state senator is poised for more national attention as the inspiration for a dramedy series in development at NBC. Written by Jennifer Cecil, the untitled project centers on a female Democratic senator who, after losing the Texas governor’s race, gets her world turned upside down. In the vein of The Good Wife, while she pieces her pride back together, she goes to work in the law firm of her best friend — a black male Republican — and discovers that with...
  • NBC Developing 'Dramedy' Based on Wendy Davis

    10/09/2015 8:36:03 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 9, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    What happens if you are a candidate for governor and you lose badly? Not just a mere bad loss but one of historically bad proportions following an absolutely horrible campaign marked by the cowardice of shying from previously well known positions. Well, if you are a liberal it could mean you can score a TV show based on the aftermath of your loss. Such is the case with Wendy Davis. The "Abortion Barbie" of Texas who mostly avoided that for which she was best known is the inspiration a "Dramedy" show based on life after going down to complete defeat after refusing...
  • UPDATED: Davis endorses Clinton, blasts Cruz as “not fit to lead” (Abortion Barbie)

    09/30/2015 8:04:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' Trail Blazers Blog ^ | September 30, 2015 | Robert T. Garrett
    Update at 6:33 p.m.: Former Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis touted Hillary Clinton’s experience and grit, while castigating Texas Sen. Ted Cruz as “not fit to lead” during a coffee klatsch for Clinton in Austin Wednesday evening. Speaking to about 40 people, Davis endorsed the former secretary of state’s presidential bid. “Hillary has demonstrated for many years her exemplary ability to lead in the face of real challenges,” she said. “We need someone like that.” Davis said that as the nation’s first female president, Clinton would “hopefully knit this Congress back together” and promote an agenda of “things that...
  • Trumping America (Saturbray)

    09/05/2015 8:06:12 AM PDT · by bray · 20 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 9/5/15 | bray
    And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Matthew 28:18-20 KJV Since I was the only pundit who predicted the Trump leads when all the professionals were writing funeral after funeral, let’s take a look at why. He is...
  • Cruz Opens Texas Swing With Warning for Rivals

    09/04/2015 1:17:42 PM PDT · by Isara · 7 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Sept. 3, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    Ted Cruz speaks during his presidential campaign rally at the Fort Worth Stockyards on Sept. 3, 2015. FORT WORTH — Ted Cruz opened a daylong swing through his home state Thursday with a warning for other presidential candidates looking to make Texas part of their campaign calculus. "We’ve got a tremendous base of support here, and so they may discover a difficult path," the Republican U.S. senator told reporters before a raucous rally at the Fort Worth Stockyards. All but a few of the 17 GOP hopefuls have visited Texas this summer, hoping to take advantage of its expanded...
  • Wendy Davis keynote speaker at N. Carolina abortion-rights events fundraiser

    08/26/2015 9:50:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Fort Worth Business ^ | August 25, 2015
    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – Wendy Davis, the former Texas state senator whose 2013 filibuster against an abortion bill vaulted her to national prominence, is in North Carolina raising money for a political group affiliated with Planned Parenthood. Davis, a Fort Worth Democrat who ran unsuccessfully for governor last year, is delivering the keynote address at three fundraisers this week, with two slated Wednesday in Greensboro and Charlotte.
  • What videos? Wendy Davis calls ‘attack’ on Planned Parenthood a ‘flagrant denial of reality’

    08/25/2015 8:16:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | August 24, 2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Former Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis was undoubtedly the focal point in the battle against the state’s effort to ban abortions five months after conception. But if she wants to talk about “flagrant denial of reality,” let’s start there. Davis really believed she could parlay her 11-hour filibuster into a seat in the governor’s mansion. That delusion was helped along by a fawning profile in Vogue magazine and celebrity endorsements. Davis is back in the news today, penning an opinion piece in the Texas Star-Telegram in defense of Planned Parenthood against all of the recent peaceful protests (i.e., “attacks”) against...
  • Wendy Davis Sends Planned Parenthood $100 After It’s Caught Selling Aborted Baby Parts

    07/16/2015 8:58:59 AM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jul 15, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    It was a derogatory term but maybe there’s a reason some pro-life people derisively called Wendy Davis the “Abortion Barbie.” Davis has come full circle from filibustering a bill that would ban late-term abortions. Now she has given the Planned Parenthood abortion business a $100 donation — less than 24 hours after it was exposed selling the body parts of aborted babies for research. SIGN THE PETITION! Congress Must Investigate Planned Parenthood for Selling Aborted Baby Parts On Twitter, Davis responded to abortion advocates who challenged her to give a matching donation to the abortion company. Davis is just giving...
  • Planned Parenthood carries giant condom to gay pride event

    07/03/2015 8:06:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | July 1, 2015 | saynsumthn
    June is known as gay pride month and it was also the month that the Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage was forced upon all 50 states. The White House was elated: ***TWEET ON LINK*** Obama lit up the people’s house with rainbow colors angering many American: **PICTURE OF RAINBOW HOUSE*** So did Planned Parenthood: ***PICTURE OF PP'S CRAP** Planned Parenthood then took part in the Twin Cities Gay Pride parade where they marched with a giant condom. ***LOOK ON LINK AT YOUR OWN RISK*** Planned Parenthood prez, Cecile Richards also took part in gay pride “celebrations.” Meanwhile Planned Parenthood’s...
  • TEXAS FLAG COMPANY, DIXIE FLAGS, SAYS NO MORE CONFEDERATE FLAGS

    06/28/2015 5:33:53 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 46 replies
    breitbart ^ | june 28, 2015 | rob milford
    With a name like Dixie Flags, you might think the San Antonio-based business would be the last place on earth that would banish Confederate flags — you would be wrong. After 57 years in a business started by his parents, Pete Van de Putte said that Dixie Flag will no longer make or sell the Confederate battle flag. In an interview with the San Antonio Express-News this week, Van de Putte says that in conversations with manufacturers and suppliers, they have all decided to stop making or shipping the controversial flag. “My official opinion is now that it is an offensive item and we...
  • Wendy Davis Hits Roadblocks as She Tries to Launch Speaking Career

    02/11/2015 11:55:49 AM PST · by PROCON · 22 replies
    breitbart ^ | Feb. 11, 2015 | Sarah Rumpf
    Democrat Wendy Davis, who was at the receiving end of a double-digit pummeling in the 2014 Texas Governor’s race with Republican Greg Abbott, is attempting to launch a new career as a professional speaker. However, the speakers agency she is seeking to represent her has made comments that seem to indicate they are not entirely sold on her viability. Davis has a profile posted on the website of the American Program Bureau (APB), an agency that claims over fifty years’ experience and the “largest speaker roster in the industry.” Her profile describes her as “a vocal defender of women’s rights...
  • Wendy Davis Replacement Wears ‘Stand for Life’ Boots to First Day of Texas Senate

    01/13/2015 2:30:15 PM PST · by Lorianne · 28 replies
    Mediate ^ | 13 January 2015 | Evan McMurry
    Before Wendy Davis ran what turned out to be an horrific campaign for Texas governor in 2014, she was launched by her 13-hour filibuster against a stringent abortion bill while wearing a pair of now-iconic pink sneakers. But in running for governor she gave up her state Senate seat, which was claimed by tea partier Konni Burton. On Tuesday Burton massively trolled Davis with some footwear of her own, brandishing on the first day of the Texas Legislature a pair of cowboy boots emblazoned with “Stand for Life”