Politics

Wendy Davis now supports 20-week abortion bans?

As Wendy Davis’ gubernatorial campaign seemingly crumbles more and more around her, she’s becoming more and more desperate. She’s now claiming that she actually supports 20-week abortion bans.

Davis, a Fort Worth senator and the likely Democratic nominee for governor, told The Dallas Morning News’ editorial board that less than one-half of 1 percent of Texas abortions occur after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Most of those were in cases where fetal abnormalities were evident or there were grave risks to the health of the woman.

“I would line up with most people in Texas who would prefer that that’s not something that happens outside of those two arenas,” Davis said.

But the Democrat said the state’s new abortion law didn’t give priority to women in those circumstances. The law allows for exceptions for fetal abnormalities and a threat to the woman’s life, but Davis said those didn’t go far enough.

“My concern, even in the way the 20-week ban was written in this particular bill, was that it didn’t give enough deference between a woman and her doctor making this difficult decision, and instead tried to legislatively define what it was,” Davis said.

In case anyone forgot, Davis’ entire claim to fame is an 11 hour filibuster against 20-week abortion bans. And while she’s clearly trying to pull a fast one on Texans by saying that she supports them now, does she really? She says she does, but she wants absolutely no teeth behind the ban she claims to support.

If it’s still something purely between just a woman and her doctor, then it isn’t exactly a ban, is it? She still supports late-term abortions. She just wants to sound like she doesn’t. Otherwise, there’s no way she’ll get elected in a state where the majority of voters opposed her little late-term abortion supporting stunt.

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