Say What? Wendy Davis Would Have Supported Abortion Ban With A Revision
Pro-choice heroine Wendy Davis, the Texas State Senator who is trying to ride her wave of popularity into the governor’s mansion having stood up to the right-wing over abortion, is in the spotlight for a newly-revealed position. Davis told the Dallas Morning News that she would support abortions after 20 weeks only if there were fetal abnormalities or danger to the health of the mother.
“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.