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Rick Perry Praises Wendy Davis. Political Left Gets Outraged
Rick Perry had kind things to say about Wendy Davis at the National Right to Life meeting going on in Dallas. In his speech he noted:
In fact, even the woman who filibustered the Senate the other day was born into difficult circumstances, the daughter of a single mother and a teenage mother herself. She managed to eventually graduate from Harvard Law School and serve in the Texas Senate.
It’s just unfortunate that she hasn’t learned from her own example: that every life must be given a chance to realize its full potential; that every life is precious.
The Left is now fully outraged. Wendy Davis is fundraising against it. They’re calling it “surprisingly personal criticism of Davis.”
What a gross and intentional misreading of his point.
Here is Wendy Davis’s own biography:
She began working after school at 14 to help support her single mother and three siblings. By 19, Wendy was a single mother herself, working two jobs to make ends meet in hopes of creating a better life for her young daughter. . . .
After graduating with honors from Harvard Law, Wendy became a practicing attorney in Fort Worth and served nine years on the Fort Worth City Council, where she was recognized as a leader on economic development issues.
And yet, despite that impressive biography, Wendy Davis thinks that children who are at the point of viability outside the womb need not be given the chance to survive and thrive — even those born into the very difficult circumstances that Wendy Davis was born into.
Let’s not kid ourselves. Wendy Davis, a white Southern Democrat, stood on the floor of the Texas Senate to filibuster legislation that would treat living people as actual people. It’s a position outside the mainstream. To distract from the fact Wendy Davis is fine with doctors decapitating living human beings, she’s going to play the victim and the press — always abortion advocates themselves — are playing along.