Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) directly attacked state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) during a speech at the National Right To Life conference on Thursday, arguing that the state senator who filibustered for 13 hours to defeat an omnibus anti-abortion bill should have learned from her own life experiences as a single mother to value “every life.”
“Who are we to say that children born into the worst of circumstances can’t grow to live successful lives?” Perry asked, before suggesting that Davis’ own struggles should have turned her against abortion:
PERRY: 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 has called the Texas senate into another special session on Monday in order to pass the bill, which would, in part, outlaw abortions after 20 weeks and effectively close down 90 percent of clinics in the state. Democrats will likely be unable to block the measure a second time. “We will ban abortion after 20 weeks!” Perry proclaimed at the conference.
During his remarks, the Texas governor also described Davis’ filibuster as “hijacking of the Democratic process” and said of the pro-choice movement, “the louder they scream, the more we know that we are getting something done.”
Davis is reportedly willing to filibuster again if necessary.
Wendy Davis is FUCKING BADASS. She's telling Voldemort Perry to bring it; she ain't gonna let him take away her rights. She finna get up and filibuster all over again, cause she ain't letting that demon Perry and his Klan of Death Eaters win this one. She gonna get up in that ass and beat that asshole. She gonna send Bushx1000 back to the 13th century and make him contemplate post-birth abortion for his shitty career.
But we should probably protest just in case.