When unsuccessful Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis (D) was asked this week why it was acceptable to abort a seven-pound baby, she responded, “That never happens. It never happens. It really never happens.”
As heard in a video taken by an anonymous citizen journalist who provided the recording exclusively to Breitbart News, Davis continued:
And, the only time that late term abortions occur is when something has gone horribly wrong and either the mother’s life is in danger or the child’s life is in a very precarious situation. What we can’t ever know is what people are dealing with when they make those personal choices. And, it’s not right for us to step into their shoes, is what I tell people.
Davis headlined a Planned Parenthood fundraising luncheon in Dearborn, Michigan Monday, when she was asked the question 2016 GOP contender Sen. Rand Paul suggested reporters ask Democratic National Committee chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
As Breitbart News reported in April, Paul was asked during a press conference in New Hampshire, “Senator, the DNC is picking up on comments you made with AP this morning on abortion, and I just wanted to know where you stand on exemptions—should there be any exemptions for abortion or no?”
You know, here’s the question. We always seem to have the debate way over here on what are the exact details of exemptions and where it starts. Why don’t we ask the DNC if it’s okay to kill a 7-pound baby in the uterus.
You go back and you ask Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz if she’s okay with killing a 7-pound baby that’s not born yet. You ask her when life begins and you ask her if she’s willing to protect life. When you get an answer from Debbie, get back to me.
Wasserman Schultz responded to Paul by issuing a statement that dodged the question and, as is typical of pro-abortion politicians, reframed it as a women’s personal choice question without any mention of the unborn child involved:
I support letting women and their doctors make this decision without government getting involved. Period. End of story.
Now your turn, Senator Paul. We know you want to allow government officials like yourself to make this decision for women — but do you stand by your opposition to any exceptions, even when it comes to rape, incest, or life of the mother? Or do we just have different definitions of “personal liberty”? And I’d appreciate it if you could respond without “shushing” me.
Davis, a former Texas state senator, was hurled into the national political spotlight in 2013 when she donned a pair of pink sneakers and – with a rowdy mob of abortion advocates for support – filibustered a bill that was ultimately signed into law, banning abortions in the state after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Two months after her famous filibuster, Davis channeled House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who referred to abortion as “sacred ground.” Davis repeated the phrase, one usually reflective of strongly held religious beliefs, and said abortion was a fundamental necessity for women’s “liberty.”
In November of 2013, however, Davis seemed to flip-flop, stating she was “pro-life.” And the following February, as a candidate for governor of Texas, she told the Dallas Morning News that she supports a ban on abortions after 20 weeks, although she had filibustered a bill that ultimately did exactly that.
Abortion was not the only important election issue on which Davis backtracked. As the candidate whose gubernatorial campaign was considered one of the election year’s most catastrophic, Davis eventually acknowledged in January of this year that she was faking support for gun rights in order to obtain votes.