Democrat Kirsten Powers: I'm Tiring of the Wendy's of the World
7/2/2013 10:56:00 AM - Katie Pavlich
As the abortion debate continues in Texas, pro-abortion groups have continued to uphold Wendy Davis as a hero. Groups like Planned Parenthood, NARAL and even President Obama have publicly expressed their support for Davis and have thanked her for killing a bill last week that would have banned abortions after five months of pregnancy in the Lone Star State.
The good news is, not all Democrats are interested in supporting Davis or what she stands for. Democrat, Fox News contributor and Daily Beast columnists Kirsten Powers is one of them. Powers is also the Democrat who berated the media and her fellow liberals for refusing to cover the Kermit Gosnell trial.
Writing at the Daily Beast
today, Powers expresses frustration over the lionizing of Davis and gives a pretty clear view of exactly what liberals are fighting to abort at five months: a healthy, viable child inside the womb. She also expresses her disgust with protestors who cheered for Davis as she filibustered last week.
It’s amazing what is considered heroism these days.
A Texas legislator and her pink sneakers have been lionized for an eleventh-hour filibuster against a bill that would have made it illegal for mothers to abort babies past 20 weeks of pregnancy, except in the case of severe fetal abnormalities or to protect the life or health of the mother.
People actually cheered this.
But the fight is not over. The bill will be reintroduced, and supporters of the ban are optimistic it will pass. For now, Wendy Davis has achieved the dubious victory of maintaining a very dark status quo. Texas women will still be able to abort a healthy baby up to the 26th week of pregnancy for any reason, as the current law allows.
According to the Parents Connect website, if you are in the 25th week of your pregnancy, “Get ready for pat-a-cake! Baby’s hands are now fully developed and he spends most of his awake time groping around in the darkness of your uterus. Brain and nerve endings are developed enough now so that your baby can feel the sensation of touch.” Let’s be clear: Davis has been called a hero for trying to block a bill that would make aborting this baby illegal.
I don’t stand with Wendy. Nor do most women, as it turns out. According to a June National Journal poll, 50 percent of women support, and 43 percent oppose, a ban on abortion after 20 weeks, except in cases of rape and incest.
One can assume I am also not the only woman in America who is really tiring of the Wendys of the world claiming to represent “women’s rights” in their quest to mainstream a medical procedure—elective late-term abortion—that most of the civilized world finds barbaric and abhorrent.
Abortion is not healthcare and banning late-term abortion is certainly not an infringement on "women's rights."