“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.”
Wendy Davis is pro-her standards which make life worth living, solely in her estimation. I’m pretty sure that when faced between going to bed hungry or being stabbed in the back of the head with scissors, a child would choose the first. When face with the choice of receiving a subpar education or losing their lives, I’m also pretty sure kids would chose a subpar education — but these ridiculous scenarios only play into stereotypes about which children are aborted and for why. Davis betrays her snobbish, “Mean Girls” prejudice by assuming that aborted children come from substandard origins with no hope for the future, which simply isn’t true. In fact, a study from the Guttmacher Institute shows that a sizable number of children aborted come from well-educated middle class, college-educated women, not poor teenagers, as a form of birth control. The majority of abortions are obtained by women who already have children. The remainder disproportionately affect the minority communities.
So Davis isn’t “pro-life.” She’s for a life that meets her standards. She’s a one woman death panel.