During a speech to the National Right to Life Convention Thursday, Gov. Perry of Texas spoke of state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) who, according to the Huffington Post, is being hailed as a hero by abortion supporters for her filibuster of a bill that would saved the lives of thousands of babies.
Perry observed to his listeners:
Even the woman who filibustered the Senate the other day was born into difficult circumstances. She was the daughter of a single woman, she was a teenage mother herself. She managed to eventually graduate from Harvard Law School and serve in the Texas senate. It is just unfortunate that she hasn’t learned from her own example that every life must be given a chance to realize its full potential and that every life matters.
Davis was raised by a single mother and became a single mother herself at the age of 19.
The bill that Davis filibustered would ban abortions in Texas after 20 weeks of pregnancy, require abortion clinics to be regulated as ambulatory surgical centers, and require the doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and administer abortion-inducing drugs personally to patients.
Davis and abortion supporters–who claim to be proponents of women’s health–charged that if the law passed, many abortion clinics would have to close because they might not meet the new health standards.
President Obama tweeted his support of Davis, and when the chaotic pro-abortion crowd ended up drowning out the final vote with shouts and screams, Perry immediately called for another special session to begin on July 1st to bring the vote forward.
In response to Perry’s comments about her unwillingness to allow the unplanned children of other mothers to be born, Davis responded, according to tweets from a Texas Observer reporter, “They are small words that reflect a dark and negative point of view,” and “Rick Perry’s statement is without dignity and tarnishes the high office he holds.”