What is it with liberals and this woman, who was famously referred to as “abortion Barbie”? Former Texas state Senator and failed gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is set to be portrayed by Sandra Bullock in a new film about her 11-hour filibuster of a 20-week abortion ban bill (via Variety):
Sandra Bullock will star in the spec “Let Her Speak” as Texas senator Wendy Davis, whose 11-hour filibuster helped stall an anti-abortion bill in the Texas state house.
Todd Black and Jason Blumenthal are on board to produce through their Escape Artists banner.
At the time, Davis was a little known Democratic senator who soon became a national icon on the subject of abortion after filibustering for 11 hours in order to stall a bill, and ultimately delaying its passage beyond the midnight deadline for the end of the legislative session. The bill would have included more restrictive abortion regulations for Texas and would have closed all abortion clinics in the state
She won the battle, but lost the war as a special session was called and the Republican legislature passed the bill. Then-Gov. Rick Perry signed it into law on 2013. Yes, there were legal challenges and the Supreme Court did strike down the regulations imposed on abortion clinics, but the 20-week ban remained in place, as it wasn’t included in the legal challenge. The Left loves to use these late-term abortion ban pushes as signs that we’re heading towards the Handmaiden’s Tale-like future. It’s hyperbole in the extreme. For starters, Europe, yes—socialist-riddled Europe—pretty much bans abortions after 20 weeks. Sixty-percent of women support 20-week abortion bans. This isn’t a controversial topic; Americans are not keen on late-term abortion. Davis ran for governor in 2014 and was trounced, unable to break 40 percent of the vote against Republican winner Attorney General Greg Abbott.
Since her catastrophic defeat, Davis has remained out of the limelight. After Trump won the 2016 election, she sort of made resurgence, as liberals needed something to hang onto, though their victories in Virginia and New Jersey should give them a shoot of enthusiasm. Davis has said that she might run for office again, depending on how the climate looked.
Yet, she’s lost both wars. She lost the war over the abortion bill and the governor’s mansion. I honestly don’t get the idolization of moral victor and victories. They’re crap. You either win or lose—almost doesn’t cut it. And even Davis didn’t get into that imaginary latter category when she ran for governor. I’m sure this will be delicious red meat for the progressive left heading into 2018—and we all know how the Left salivates at the thought of abortion.