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February 12, 2014 - 8:29 am

In recent weeks, Texas Democrat governor candidate Wendy Davis — the one who became world famous for filibustering a widely supported law that bans abortion after 20 weeks and upgrades medical standards in abortion clinics — has offered new, more conservative stances on a range of issues. Davis, rated as the most leftist member of the state Senate, has come out in favor of open firearm carry and even claimed to be “pro-life.” Both of those positions do not square with her record, and have drawn fire from her own party. Davis tried to kick gun shows off city property when she was on the Fort Worth city council. She is not pro-life, if the term has any meaning at all.

Now, Davis tells the Dallas Morning News that she favors part of the law that she became famous for filibustering against last summer.

Wendy Davis said Tuesday that she would have supported a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, if the law adequately deferred to a woman and her doctor.

Davis, a Fort Worth senator and the likely Democratic nominee for governor, told The Dallas Morning News’ editorial board that less than one-half of 1 percent of Texas abortions occur after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Most of those were in cases where fetal abnormalities were evident or there were grave risks to the health of the woman.

“I would line up with most people in Texas who would prefer that that’s not something that happens outside of those two arenas,” Davis said.

But the Democrat said the state’s new abortion law didn’t give priority to women in those circumstances. The law allows for exceptions for fetal abnormalities and a threat to the woman’s life, but Davis said those didn’t go far enough.

“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,” Davis said.

None of that makes any sense at all. The law that Davis filibustered was co-sponsored by two women, state Sen. Dr. Donna Campbell in the Senate and state Rep. Jodie Laubenberg in the state House. Yet Davis and the Democrats have decried the law that she filibustered as “anti-woman” and even claimed that in blocking that law, Davis and the Democrats were “standing with women.”

Sure, other than the majority of women who support that law, and the two women who sponsored it — one of whom is an ER physician — Davis can be said to be “standing with women.” Some women, the ones who operate abortion industry leader Planned Parenthood.

The Texas law was spurred by the grisly case of abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell in Pennsylvania. Gosnell conducted late-term abortions in a substandard, filthy clinic. He kept souvenirs of his kills and he endangered the lives of women for decades. He is serving life in prison for his heinous crimes.

Davis told reporter John McCormack that she wasn’t familiar with the Gosnell case at all when she filibustered the law that was spawned by that case. Though Davis did claim that Gosnell operated his slaughterhouse in an ambulatory surgery center — which was not true, and which the Texas law that Davis opposed corrected for abortion clinics in the state.

So, Wendy Davis doesn’t do her homework, doesn’t understand the law she became famous for opposing, but now says she would support part of that law.

What are Texans supposed to make of Wendy Davis now?

Wendy Davis has either become thoroughly confused on what she really believes, has no core beliefs and does not really know very much, or she is just trying to confuse all of Texas with all of these absurd, near daily position changes.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Why would the Devil buy what is so freely given?
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She's doing what Liberals do: Say anything and do anything to gain power.

For a further explanation see "If you like your health insurance you can keep your health insurance".
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Wendy is running on the multiple personalities platform.

Gun controllist for open carry, Pro-Choice and anti-abortion, amnesty with controlled borders, loves Obamacare but no single payers except ex-husbands, feminist who loves real males.

Her day job is as a Cybil Attorney.
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I don't think the woman is very bright.....and Harvard-educated lawyers are showing some gaps in their education.
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Davis is the iconic consummation of the unfortunate truism: IT IS BETTER TO BE REGARDED AS A LIAR, IGNORAMUS,& ARRANT FOOL THAN TO OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND PROVE IT...
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Viral Video of Baby in Amniotic Sac Questions Abortion, Shows Humanity of Unborn Babies Washington, DC | 2/11/14

She does make her Pro-Death crowd get worked up and excited easily. It is clear they are mentally challenged, and do not know the history of it's racist founder. By the way most clinics are in the inner city. Why is that?

A video that has recently gone viral on Facebook with over 195,000 shares that depicts a pre-born baby inside of its amniotic sac.

http://www.lifenews.com/2014/02/11/viral-video-of-baby-in-amniotic-sac-questions-abortion-shows-humanity-of-unborn-babies/
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"(I)f the law adequately deferred to a woman and her doctor." - What the hell does that mean? If Ms. Davis is trying to win some sort of Olympic medal for doubletalking newspeak then she's well on her way to the gold. And she never heard of Kermit Gosnell? Well in one sense I can see her point because the press did all it could to keep that chamber of horrors as under wraps as possible. But Ms. Davis poses as an expert on "reproductive rights" so you would think that the Gosnell clinic and his subsequent trial may have appeared on her radar. At the risk of being perceived as sexist I think we have to admit that this is one creepy broad. Thye lust for power burns brightly in all liberals nowadays but it is positively aflame in the case of Ms. Davis.
23 weeks ago
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A PM Dante would/will invent a 10th Circle in Hell for such creatures: abandoned by God and despised by the Devil...
23 weeks ago
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How 'bout 40 weeks?
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I just passed on Girl Scout Cookies. They used to be irresistible. Go figure.

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and who brokered this comment and did she clear it with planned parenthood. What a joke.
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And you wonder how it is she convinced her ex- husband to marry her in the first place?
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Davis is going to get beaten so badly that she may leave politics altogether. Probably not, these liberals keep coming back for the punishment.
23 weeks ago
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It is said, here in Texas, that this excuse of a candidate is running for Gov. because she doesn't stand the chance of a snowball in hell of being re-elected state senator...
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Also, I got my email from the Texas State Rifle Association, and she rates a "D" which is just insanely low for a Texas politician.
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