Ken Connor

Wendy Davis excels at keeping herself in the news. In June, the pro-abortion Texas state senator became a liberal darling by filibustering against a bill that would have banned abortions after twenty weeks (a ban which has since become law). Now she's contemplating a run at the Governor's house.

Davis maintains that pro-life women don't understand what a ban on abortion after twenty weeks really means: "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." That's right out of the liberal playbook: if you disagree with me you must not really understand the facts. And, besides, since the horror of dismemberment is only being perpetrated against a small number of victims, that makes it okay.

Davis talks about common ground with pro-lifers but refuses to accept any real limits on abortion. When asked if there was any "week-limit" she would support, she responded: "You know, those conversations are the kind of conversations that could and should be taking place if we didn't see such extreme positioning. But unfortunately our Republican colleagues weren't interested in having reasonable conversations like that."

Absurdly, Davis went on to declare that she was duty bound to take a stand on the "sacred ground" of late-term abortion.

Sacred ground? A procedure which the majority of Americans support banning is sacred ground? Lord help us! Are abortions sacrifices to Molech? Apparently, for liberals like Senator Davis, the systematic dismembering and destroying of innocent children is akin to a sacrament!

But we probably shouldn't be so surprised. For decades pro-aborts have genuflected at the altar of abortion, refusing to place any limits on this open-ended sacred right to kill those whom we find inconvenient.

Senator Davis's extreme views notwithstanding, there is nothing sacred about the murder of unborn children. Abortion is rooted in self-centeredness, a self-centeredness that puts the needs and desires of the parents above the life of their child and that holds that inconvenience warrants death.

Ken Connor

Ken Connor is Chairman of the Center for a Just Society in Washington, DC.