by William Bigelow 7 Nov 2013, 8:13 AM PDT
The Valley Morning Star reports that Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth), who is running for governor of Texas and became nationally known after she stood for an eleven-hour pro-abortion filibuster, astonishingly claimed to be "pro-life" while campaigning at the University of Texas at Brownsville.
I am pro-life. I care about the life of every child: every child that goes to bed hungry, every child that goes to bed without a proper education, every child that goes to bed without being able to be a part of the Texas dream, every woman and man who worry about their children’s future and their ability to provide for that future. I care about life and I have a record of fighting for people above all else.
Davis continued, “When I believe women’s health is in danger, I’m going to stand and fight to protect that. This isn’t about protecting abortion," she deflected. "It’s about protecting women. It’s about trusting women to make good decisions for themselves and empowering them with the tools to do that.”
If Davis is trying to appear compassionate, it’s going to be a stretch. During her filibuster, in order to strengthen her pro-abortion stance, she implied that the 20-week old fetus does not feel pain. She answered a question about the subject by stating:
Now, once again I refer to the section of the bill: “the State has a compelling state interest in protecting the lives of unborn children from the stage at which substantial medical evidence indicates that these children are capable of feeling pain.” The abstract that I just read to you refutes that. There are other articles that refute that as well.