One day after announcing he was calling another special session of the Texas Legislature in order to try and pass a stringent abortion bill, Governor Rick Perry decided to publicly attack Wendy Davis, the state senator who successfully filibustered the bill for 13 hours on Tuesday.
Perry, a scarecrow wrapped in leather from an old couch, spoke this morning at the National Right to Life convention in Dallas, where he used some of his time there to personally target Davis. Perry said that Davis, the daughter of a single mother who then became a single mother herself before working to graduate from Harvard Law School, was a perfect example that babies born into "the worst of circumstances" can grow to lead successful lives.
In fact, even the woman who filibustered the Senate the other day was born into difficult circumstances. She was the daughter of a single woman, she was a teenage mother herself. She managed to eventually graduate from Harvard Law School and serve in the Texas senate. It is just unfortunate that she hasn’t learned from her own example that every life must be given a chance to realize its full potential and that every life matters.
Perry, who opposes abortion even in cases of rape and incest, went on to say of pro-choice activists in Texas, "[T]he louder they scream, the more we know that we are getting something done."
Update: This afternoon, Wendy Davis responded to Governor Perry's comments:
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