Obama Tweeted Support for TX Dem Filibuster of Late-Term Abortion Ban
If calling out, “God Bless Planned Parenthood,” didn’t earn him the title of the “Abortion President,” perhaps Barack Obama tweeting out his support of Texas Democrats in a filibuster against a state late-term abortion ban will.
On Tuesday, Obama sent out a message from his Twitter account expressing support for Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) who filibustered the state House’s bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
The bill also would have required all abortion clinics to meet the same health and safety regulations as an ambulatory surgical center. It would require abortionists to secure admitting privileges at a local hospital and to personally administer abortion-inducing drugs to patients as well.
Davis argued that the bill would put abortion clinics that could not comply with the basic health and safety laws out of business, leading pro-life supporters to wonder how Davis and the Democrats were protecting women after all.
However, the bill failed when a violation of the filibuster rules prompted an objection, causing the end of the filibuster and throwing the session into chaos due to the presence of an angry mob of abortion supporters.