The right-wing blog world is erupting again at Wendy Davis.
The state senator first became the focus of conservatives’ burning scorn for her 11-hour filibuster of the bill that is responsible for abortion providers now going out of business across Texas.
Now that she’s declared she is running for governor of the Lone Star State, the Harvard Law-educated Davis has done it again.
“I am pro-life,” she told a University of Texas at Brownsville crowd on Tuesday. “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.”
“This isn’t about protecting abortion,” Davis explained in the same appearance. “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.”
Well, opponents of abortion rights refuse to have their brand sullied by the woman Red State‘s Erick Erickson called “Abortion Barbie.”
“Newsflash, Sen. Davis,” wrote Townhall’s Christine Rousselle. “Being pro-life means respecting the lives of the unborn as well.”
PJ Tatler wrote, “Wendy Davis declaring ‘I am pro-life’ is simply a lie. There is no other way to describe it.”
Twitchy, the website that challenges the notion that the content of a post should make more sense than the comment section, collected several tweets that challenge the notion that anyone who believes women should be able to make their own reproductive choices could be “pro-life.”
Conservatives believe that title should be strictly given to anti-abortion rights politicians like Governor Rick Perry (R-TX), who has executed more prisoners than any modern American governor, breaking the record of another “pro-lifer” — George W. Bush.
But if Davis is intent on rebranding “pro-life” to actually caring for children once they are born, she could point out that abortion rates are higher in places where the procedure is illegal.
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