Texas Governor Rick Perry has called for a special legislative session in the Lone Star state next week after a bill banning abortions after five months was blocked Tuesday by Democrat Wendy Davis through a 13-hour filibuster. Naturally, organizations like NARAL, Planned Parenthood and Moveon.org have classified Davis as a "hero" and staunch defender of women's rights.
Davis is the daughter of a single mother and the mother of a daughter she had when she was a teenager. Perry pointed out the disappointment in Davis' support for late term abortion considering her background at the National Right to Life Convention Thursday.
And what was Davis' response to Perry?
“She was the daughter of single woman, she was a teenage mother herself,” Perry said today at the National Right to Life Convention in Dallas. “She managed to eventually graduate from Harvard Law School and serve in the Texas Senate.
“It’s just unfortunate that she hasn’t learned from her own example that every life must be given a chance to realize its full potential and that every life matters.”
“Rick Perry’s statement is without dignity and tarnishes the high office he holds,” she said to Texas station WFAA. “They are small words that reflect a dark and negative point of view.”Davis, who supports late term abortion, lecturing Perry on dignity? That's rich. Over to you, Laura Ingraham.
“Our governor should reflect our Texas values. Sadly, Gov. Perry fails that test,” Davis added.
Question to “hero” St. Sen. Wendy Davis: Which kids that you see on the playground shouldn't be there?— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) June 27, 2013
Katie Pavlich is the Editor at Townhall.com. Follow her on Twitter @katiepavlich. She is a New York Times Best Selling author. Her latest book Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women, was published on July 8, 2014.