Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Wendy Davis and Her Political Shift on Abortion... Or Is It?

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Purveyor of Truth



This site has always felt a women's choice to elect abortion, up to the point of viability, ultimately and properly rests with the women. Since viability beyond the 20 weeks is almost assured it seems reasonable to support and accept a ban on abortion beyond the 20th week of pregnancy. With exceptions to protect the life of the pregnant women, if doctors determine the child will be born severely disabled, either mentally or physically or in the case of rape, or incest.

Texas Democratic state Senator Wendy Davis has now came out and stated she would have supported a ban on abortions "if the law adequately deferred to a woman and her doctor." Ms. Davis' shift of course makes all the sense in the world based based on a rational rather than religious/emotional thought process. Texas passed the 20 week ban as drafted however parts of the bill are under court review and it is possble the United States Supreme Court could ultimately decide the question.

Select quotes by Ms. Davis as reported by dallasnews

“My concern, even in the way the 20-week ban was written in this particular bill, was that it didn’t give enough deference between a woman and her doctor making this difficult decision, and instead tried to legislatively define what it was...

“The Supreme Court sets that viability and it probably will be revisited...” “It’s one that deserves that kind of reflection to determine whether that kind of constitutional protection should exist at a time period less than what it is right now.”

“I would have and could have voted to allow that to go through, if I felt like we had tightly defined the ability for a woman and a doctor to be making this decision together and not have the Legislature get too deep in the weeds of how we would describe when that was appropriate.” (Referring to the 20 week ban)

Continue reading the full story BELOW the FOLD.

Via: Memeorandum

10 comments:

  1. I've looked at these comments and those elsewhere. It's still not clear from this if she supports any sort of 20 week ban division at all. Other than that third grey paragraph, in which she starts to be clear. She's a new rising star, in politics, for sure, and apparently already has "politicianspeak" down pat.

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  2. I suppose it's to be expected given Davis' fillibuster on the Texas senate floor. I'm certainly willing to give her the benefit of the doubt.

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  3. I saw the woman give a speech at the National Press Club on C-Span and when a person in the audience asked her if she supported ANY restrictions on abortion she basically said, no.......Of course, now that she's in the midst of general election....

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  4. I was quietly thinking the same thing Will But like I said, giving the benefit of the doubt. Her recent statements seem more in line with reasonable and rational thought IMNHO.

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  5. Interesting.......last week she changed her position on gun ownership......this week a flip on abortion.....three weeks ago her resume came into question.......Wendy's star is beginning to flicker a bit......plus she suffers from a case of Biden Complex,in the past month she's stuck her foot in her mouth 2 or 3 times.

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  6. I agree that Davis likely has little to zero chance of ascending to the governorship of Texas. Your linked 2010 article aside, which is pretty much spot on and nails that issue, that is not neccessarily a bad thing BB Idaho. Davis is not ready for prime time state leadership IMNHO.

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    1. I agree and it's kind of sad, in that I could really get used to looking at her. Perhaps if she moved a little bit more to the right she could be a Fox anchor?

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  7. Perhaps she could Will. It is possible she is angling for just such a slot.

    My guess, she may have just pissed off the fringe "abortion through the ninth month" wackos."

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