She was against it before she was for it according to Texas Democrat Party candidate for governor “Windy” Wendy Davis. What rocketed her to fame (with a little help from a compliant media and busloads of supporters from outside Texas), was her filibuster in Austin last summer to oppose an abortion bill. This bill (later passed) bans abortions AFTER 20 weeks and requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. Just why the latter was not already a law, I don’t understand – abortions have always carried the potential for some sort of medical emergency that would endanger the life of the woman involved.
So it was most amusing to discover that the February 11th edition of The Dallas Morning News carried a story (by a left-wing journalist) that Wendy Davis now backs a ban on abortion after 20-weeks. Really? Really? Shades of John Kerry (aka “Mr. Flip-Flop,” aka “Mr. Heinz-Kerry,” aka “the only American gigolo to become a Secretary of State”) – he is best known though for being for something before he was against it. Of course Ms. Davis finessed her statement with a caveat that it is up to the woman and her doctor.
So let me get this straight – according to Wendy Davis it is okay to have an abortion if the woman who is already five months pregnant finds some compelling reason to do so and her (abortion) doctor thinks she should do it. Tell me, what doctor who performs abortions would not find it okay? He might get cold feet because of fears of medical complications, but he might also get cold feet if the child is carried to term and has any “defect.” Not exactly a hard scientific decision, it is rather a soft decision based on his fears and emotions – fears that are probably based on his being sued if he does, or if he does not. Also he may not get paid anything if there is no abortion. Yet Wendy Davis is promoting this as a detached, intellectual or compassionate (take your pick) decision on the part of the doctor. It is not, it is far more probably that his decision will be based on calculated risk to his own bottom line and/or well-being.
Shortly after she was exposed by The Dallas Morning News for lying about her background, marrying a sugar daddy, leaving Texas to attend Harvard Law School (at the sugar daddy’s expense), and losing custody of her two children (one of them not his), she claimed that her opponent Greg Abbott had not walked her shoes. No, he has not. Nor has he walked in his own for the last 30 or so years since he was paralyzed at the age of 26 and has been in a wheelchair ever since.
But it gets better. It seems that Ms. Davis was at one time a Republican (and I'm not talking about someone who changed allegiance in their 20s), and has been renting a luxury apartment in Austin using campaign money. There is nothing illegal about the latter according to Texas law, but considering the state of the economy just now (thanks to the Democrat Party) it is just a little tacky. One cannot make this stuff up.
It seems that nearly every time “Windy” Davis opens her mouth she digs herself a little deeper into a hole. And this is the Democrat Party’s hope for taking Texas. I hope they keep her on, right through the election in November. She is always so entertaining.