The PJ Tatler

Late-Term Abortion Champion Wendy Davis, Democrat, Doesn't Know What Happened in the Gosnell Case

This is the Texas Democratic Party’s great blonde hope.

THE WEEKLY STANDARD: The supporters of these bans, they argue that there really isn’t much of a difference between what happened in that Philadelphia case with abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell [killing born-alive infants] 23 weeks into pregnancy and legal late-term abortions at 23 weeks. What is the difference between those two, between legal abortion at 23 weeks and what Gosnell did? Do you see a distinction between those two [acts]?

SEN. WENDY DAVIS: I don’t know what happened in the Gosnell case. But I do know that it happened in an ambulatory surgical center. And in Texas changing our clinics to that standard obviously isn’t going to make a difference. The state of the law obviously has to assure that doctors are providing safe procedures for women and that proper oversight by the health and human services department is being given. It sounds as though there was a huge gap in that oversight, and no one can defend that. But that’s not the landscape of what’s happening in Texas.

If she truly doesn’t know what happened in the Gosnell case, her opinion on the law she opposed is worthless. In fact, everything she tells the Standard after admitting her ignorance is empty rhetoric, not fact. Does she really know anything, or not?

If Wendy Davis cared about women and children, she could read up on what happened in the Gosnell case and why he will spend the rest of his life in prison. She could read up on the women who died or were injured at the hands of Kermit Gosnell. She could read up on the body parts of babies kept in jars. She could read up on how a lax, really nonexistent, state inspections regime allowed Gosnell to get away with running an abattoir for years. She could come to understand that politics allowed Gosnell to go on killing viable, born babies for more than a decade.

We have a couple of possibilities here. Wendy Davis hasn’t read up on any of that, even though it has been available and was connected to the Texas law she filibustered against. So she is dangerously ill-informed. Or she has read up on it, but lacks the nerve to say what she really thinks about it.

Yet Wendy Davis is the pink-shoed champion of Texas women…