After making national headlines for her opposition to modest abortion restrictions in her home state of Texas, state senator Wendy Davis has since announced her intention to replace Rick Perry as governor in the upcoming election.
Though she spent hours delivering a filibuster in favor of allowing any woman to kill her unborn child no matter the circumstances, Davis has apparently realized her position does not jibe with the state’s prevailing sentiment.
In a campaign stop Tuesday at the University of Texas Brownsville, she proudly proclaimed, “I am pro-life.”
Someone with such an established record of supporting prenatal death certainly doesn’t seem to fit the description; however, Davis simply changed the meaning of the term to support her skewed worldview.
“I care about the life of every child,” she said, though apparently not enough to extend the right to be born. She continued, explaining she stands for “every child that goes to bed hungry, every child that goes to bed without a proper education, every child that goes to bed without being able to be a part of the Texas dream, every woman and man who worry about their children’s future and their ability to provide for that future.”
None of her rhetoric, of course, extolls the pro-life virtue she claimed. In the end, her only tangible accomplishment is speaking out on behalf of an industry that purposely murders more than a million defenseless babies each year.
Indeed, this is what qualifies as pro-life among today’s leftists.
Though she has made quite a name for herself among the Democrat party’s most ideologically driven leaders, Davis has virtually no chance of winning a governor’s race any time soon. She admitted as much during the same speech.
Applauding herself for recent political advancements, she decried the fact that “just being popular in the Democrat party isn’t enough to win in Texas.”
Fortunately, she is right; and no attempts to redefine key conservative terms such as “pro-life” will change that.
–B. Christopher Agee
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