Well… actually it isn’t just him he just happens to be the most recent commentator I heard speak about this event. His words lit a slow fuse with me… that has been burning ever since… so here I go!
I have noticed something about people who opinionate from the left point of view…. they LOVE setting up conservative strawmen… and then with a mighty fury knocking them down… only problem is what they claim represents the conservative side of the argument is is far from reality so they just make it up. Case in point the filibuster by Wendy Davis. Here is part of the commentary with its citation:
“It took just 13 hours for Texas State Senator Wendy Davis to get national name recognition for filibustering that Texas abortion bill. And now she’s using that fame to try to change the national debate.
Once upon a time it was a moral issue – about when life begins.
But when she talked to Charlie Rose on CBS – one phrase kept coming back, “It’s big government intruding in private lives in Texas.”
She keeps mentioning big government, “Governor Perry and Lt. Governor Dewhurst insist on continuing to exercise big government.”
And you could dismiss that as just the phrase of the day. Except that lately, we’ve seen conservative states that usually try to keep government OUT of your life – making a big exception in this one area.
Polls show that most Americans don’t trust government. But for more and more women with problem pregnancies, their treatment is indeed the government’s business, whether they trust it or not.”
via Wendy Davis – and what she stood for.
First of all Mr. Ross… this is not as simple an issue as you wish to make it seem…. First the bill would not have prevented ANY woman from getting a medically necessary abortion. It was to limit elective abortions to fetuses under 20 weeks gestation. With today’s technology 20 weeks is the leading edge of viability. In other words Mr Ross there have been several babies born prematurely to mothers that WANTED them who have been kept alive and are doing well with very few if any handicaps. So now we are into the realm of infanticide… if a 22 week old fetus can survive outside of the womb in our day with special care the issue is no longer just about the woman… we are killing babies in most cases simply because they are not wanted. The most recent stats I could find are here
So go ahead and applaud Ms. Wendy Davis as she champions the continued and unnecessary snuffing out of beating hearts just weeks away from freedom… Below is a link to a 20 week old fetus filmed during an ultrasound… just to clear up an intentional misconceptions that we are talking about a woman’s body alone…