Wendy Davis

Wendy Davis: Women don’t support late-term abortion because they’re too dumb to understand it

Pro-abortion darling Wendy Davis is basking in all of the attention she’s getting, ever since her 10-plus-hour filibuster of Texas SB5, which banned abortion after 20 weeks and increased safety regulations for abortion clinics. She didn’t filibuster long enough to delay a vote, but luckily for her, she had a mob of abortion advocates ready to scream long enough to prevent the bill from getting passed. Unfortunately, Davis still failed. Governor Rick Perry simply called a special session, and the bill ultimately passed.

Despite the fact that Wendy Davis really failed miserably in her goal of defeating this bill, and was going against what the majority of both Texans and Americans want, she’s still the darling of the abortion industry. It doesn’t matter to Davis or to her supporters that she is going against the wishes of her constituents. She’s doing everything she can to exploit this media spectacle, right down to parlaying it into a run for governor. And since she has to keep herself in the public eye despite her dismal failure, Davis has been on a nationwide media tour to spread the gospel of abortion.

Monday, she spoke at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., and The Weekly Standard was there to interview her. Besides saying that she doesn’t know what happened in the Kermit Gosnell case and calling abortion “sacred ground” (paging Nancy Pelosi!), Davis remarked that the reason women don’t support late-term abortion is because they just don’t understand it.

TWS: What do you make of polls showing that a majority of women support these late-term bans? There have been a few polls – Washington Post, Huffington Post, different polls – that show women support this. What do you think of those polls?

DAVIS: I again think that a lot of people don’t really understand the landscape of what’s happening in that arena today and what an incredibly small percentage of procedures take place there, but, ah…

What, exactly, is it that women don’t understand that would magically make them start to support abortion on demand up until the day the baby is born? The fact that it’s relatively rare? Just because something is somewhat uncommon doesn’t mean that it is acceptable. And does it really matter, anyway? As an elected official, her job is to serve her constituents. Her constituents do not support late-term abortion. Instead of basically saying that it’s because they’re too stupid to agree with her, she should be rethinking her views on the issue.

Why is it that women especially are opposed to late-term abortion? It’s impossible to know for sure. Maybe it’s because the baby is so much more identifiably human at that point. Most women who have been pregnant have felt their babies kicking and moving by the twentieth week. Some studies are being published showing that the baby can feel pain by the twentieth week. Advances in science and medicine are allowing women to see more and more into the womb than they ever have been able to before. And not long after the twentieth week, the baby is often able to live outside of the womb.

Whatever the reason, it is a fact that the majority of women oppose late-term abortion. And supposedly, this is because they just don’t get it. Perhaps if they understood what went on during a second- or third-trimester abortion, then they’d support it. (Wait, no, that’s too grisly.)

Is it possible that Wendy Davis, like countless pro-aborts before her, is simply tone-deaf to the very people she claims to represent? These are the people who call themselves pro-women. They denounce pro-life legislation as a “war on women.” Yet they’re the ones who not only ignore what women actually think about abortion, but smear and demean them for not toeing the pro-abortion line.

Wendy Davis is far from the first to insult pro-life women. They’ve been called men with breasts, and told that women aren’t allowed to be pro-life. Wendy Davis is just following in the noble pro-abortion tradition of insulting and demeaning women who don’t kneel at the altar of abortion. She has to, really, if she wants to continue enjoying all of the attention and praise being heaped on her.

Still, for all the pro-abort talk about supporting women and their choices, it’s abundantly clear that they aren’t really very open to women actually making their own choice on abortion.

  • Mary Lee

    Not only that, but she claims it is an “incredibly small percentage.” First, it’s not as small as she claims. Second, I don’t care WHAT the percentage is, because what does that have to do with anything?

    It’s like the 3% argument with Planned Parenthood. “This doctor only kills 3% of his patients.” “I only kick 3% of the squirrels I see on the street.” “I only rob 3% of the people I know.”

    She sounds like an idiot. She went to Harvard? I worked there. She seems incredibly stupid. Her answer doesn’t even make sense.

  • JDC

    Okay, so let’s just say for the sake of argument that these procedures really are incredibly rare. That fact could be used to argue for the opposite position as well. As in, if there’s so few of them, why fight so hard to defend them? After all, under this law, women will still have their precious choice at the points in pregnancy were the vast majority of abortions are performed anyways.

  • johno

    Hasn’t heard of Kermit Gosnell? Wow! LOL!

  • blair miller

    I don’t know whats more dispicable of Wendy Davis? Her favoring late term abortions,or saying that the women who opposed them,obviously don’t understand that area.

  • barbieahayes

    God has ordained that those who eschew His truth will be turned over to their disorder. He has given them their due. Liberalism is a condition by which those who deny the truth of God are turned over to a disabled mind and hence they support and spout the lies of the one who is in direct opposition to the Word of God. This is not just a theory but it is a fact supported by the teachings of the Apostles in the Bible. St. Paul tells us that liberals are the enemies of God and His Church. Having departed from the Eternal Truth and rejecting the voice of Christ’s Church, they descend into ignorance and perversion because they eschewed what God made known to them so that they could freely practice those prohibitions which St. Paul speaks of in Romans 1. I believe that those who are the chosen elite/politicians are more responsible, more culpable, because they are leading the charge of destroying civilization.

    Our politicians, especially centrists and liberals eat up this stuff because, having themselves chosen to disobey that which they were taught was good, they embraced the vices one by one and became disabled. If the politicians/liberal elite say “this is good” the acolytes will think it’s good. Many so-called Christians have bought into the illegitimacy of the liberal mindset because their minds became disabled from pursuing lies, by turning away from the Truth. God ordained this mental disorder by removing his stabilizing graces from those who purposely eschew His goodness. I have found all I need in the following Scriptures to support this tested truism: God’s word says they have been deceived (2 Cor 4:2), that their minds have become darkened by the suppression of the truth (Romans 1:18-32), the devil has blinded their minds so that they cannot see the light of the gospel (1 Cor 4:4), and they have chosen to live in the futility of their own thinking (Eph 4:17).

    In summation, liberals have not practiced the wisdom in Proverbs 3:5-7 which says, ”Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil.” Even though God placed in their hearts all that they would need to pursue Him they chose to pursue the pleasures of the world, the flesh and the devil and God chose to dishonor them. Next time you are asked what is wrong with ”these people” who seem to have lost all common sense, all hold on reality, who do not argue in truth and good faith, but by all vile means try to choke you and the truth, you can say in all honesty that God chose to remove His graces from them and turn their minds over to the depravities they practice. They have become mentally ill, resembling eccentric personalities with odd mental, emotional and physical behaviors. That is the explanation that is provided in the Bible and this is the explanation that you will never hear main-stream (lukewarm) Christians provide. They, too, rely on their own understanding instead of the Word of God.

  • Alisha Walker

    I think what she is talking about is that pro-life people may not be aware of the reasons most late term abortions happen. Generally, there is a serious problem with the pregnancy and the decision is weighed carefully. I’ve heard the stories of a number of women who have had late term abortions. None were because they just didn’t want a baby. All of them were wanted (usually planned) pregnancies. Some serious defects that prevent the child from living outside the womb (cephilitus espeically) are found at the 20 week checkup. Even though the pregnancy usually ends in a natural miscarrage, the medical procedure is still called an abortion. The only other alternative for women in such cases would be inducing labor of a stillborn. Even most pro-life people don’t consider that an “abortion” but there is no dividing line in the terminology.