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Wendy Davis is holding a fundraiser to celebrate the anniversary of her failed abortion filibuster

Wendy Davis

Remember Wendy Davis? The Texas gubernatorial election hasn’t been held yet, but polling seems all but certain that we write off her run as a loss. Despite her disastrous campaign run so far, Davis is valiantly soldiering on. While she tried at first to distance herself from the one issue that made her famous — her extreme support of late-term abortion — she evidently has decided now to not only embrace it, but to throw her previous concerns out the window and celebrate it. She’s now holding a fundraiser to celebrate the one year anniversary of her abortion filibuster.

Wendy Davis has gone back and forth about abortion on her campaign, saying she opposed late-term abortion before saying that she supported it again. She tried hiding her extreme pro-abortion stance from voters. The problem is, Wendy Davis has her 11 hour filibuster to thank for her political notoriety.

At the time, she slammed other politicians for “exploiting” abortion to make a name for themselves, while completely ignoring the hypocrisy of using abortion to launch herself into a gubernatorial run. And while most Texans supported the bill that Davis filibustered, slamming women who disagreed as “too dumb to understand,” Davis repeatedly claimed that she was only running on behalf of the Texas women who needed someone to stand up for them. Yet she continually insisted that she wasn’t an extremist on abortion even though she stood for 11 hours with a catheter inserted to filibuster a bill that would make abortion clinics safer, and ban late-term abortions. Yeah, she’s not extreme on abortion at all.

RH Reality Check is calling for the “orange army” to come, which may not work out if Cecile Richards isn’t around to once again bus in protestors, considering much of Davis’ support came from outside of Texas. It’s pro-abortion groups that have been funding her run. That well must be drying up, so apparently Davis needs to get her pro-abortion troops rallied again. So they’ll celebrate the filibuster that made Davis famous. The million dollar question, though, is how many of them will be willing to admit that Davis’ filibuster failed, and the bill was ultimately passed anyway. It says a lot about the state of the pro-abortion lobby, if losing is the best thing they have to celebrate.

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