The president of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List (SBA-List) said Wednesday that Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis’s sudden support of a ban on late-term abortions is simply “political desperation.”
Marjorie Dannenfelser of SBA-List said in a press release:
National and Texas-based polling shows Wendy Davis’ extreme abortion position is repellant to voters, including women, young people, and Hispanics. Most Americans simply can’t stomach the brutality of late abortion and are moving towards compassionate, common ground limits. Only political desperation could cause Davis to try to give the appearance of moving with them, while at the same time maintaining abortion as her ‘sacred ground,’ and eviscerating the goals of the legislation.
As Breitbart News’s Frances Martel reported, Davis, who became a rock star of the left after a filibuster in the Texas state Senate of a proposed ban on abortions past 20 weeks of pregnancy, now states she supports such bans and that abortions at that stage should be limited to situations in which the health of the mother was gravely at stake or the child had clear fetal abnormalities.
In August, Breitbart News reported that Davis, channeling House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, said abortion is “sacred ground” and a fundamental necessity for women’s “liberty.”
SBA-List states that according to Dr. Martin Haskell, the pioneer of the partial-birth abortion procedure, the majority of the roughly 18,000 post-20 week abortions performed annually in the United States are for elective reasons, with only 20 percent involving fetal defects.
Davis’s abrupt support of abortion bans comes in the wake of a string of other inconsistencies and falsehoods tied to a woman whose political identity appears chameleon-like.