Texas governor says filibuster star's own life story should make her oppose abortion

  • Article by: WILL WEISSERT , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 27, 2013 - 6:30 PM

GRAPEVINE, Texas — Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday admonished the star of a Democratic filibuster that helped kill new Texas abortion restrictions, saying state Sen. Wendy Davis' rise from a tough upbringing to Harvard Law graduate should have taught her the value of each human life.

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kbg888Jun. 27, 13 7:59 AM

I find Gov. Perry's abortion views as religious. He still hasn't learned the constitution, separation of church and state. Out of one side of his mouth, he talks about the unborn child, out of the other side, he wants to make sure that young people 17 and older are eligible for the death penalty, despite the fact that their brains haven't fully developed. Texas executes more people than any other state. Doesn't anyone see that this is an oxymoron? Gov. Perry has aspirations for the white house. Yikes. Spare us from another politician who can't remain neutral and brings his religious beliefs to create new legislation. George Bush got us into a war because of his "dry drunk" and "cognitive disorders" brought on by booze. His "stinking thinking" has cost the lives of many of people worldwide, yet we ignore his foibles and build monuments and open libraries in his name. As a culture and country, I love the USA and I love Texas however we are so uncivilized. Insanity reigns in so many aspects in the world. Bless us all.

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kalimotxoJun. 27, 1312:58 PM

I find the GOP going to any length to legislate their morality even more disturbing. So much so that I hope there are sanctions on these leaders. An unruly mob delaying a vote? Perhaps unpleasant. Falsifying records to show a vote happened a day earlier? How in the world is this not illegal and an impeachable offense?!?

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tituspulloJun. 27, 13 1:30 PM

Perry is a simpleton who had a D average at Texas A&M. He's merely a sock puppet for well- financed Texas businessmen. Anyone who thinks this guy is anything more, needs to revisit his stellar debate performances.

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bannedmuggsJun. 27, 13 1:51 PM

Only in America would we be cheering on a person who is in favor of killing 20 week or more babies. Abortion is horrible enough, but after 20 weeks? The Party of Death will pay in the end.

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xbud99Jun. 27, 13 2:12 PM

Perry said. "It's 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." Did he say this before or after Texas' 500th execution?

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tituspulloJun. 27, 13 2:19 PM

bannedmuggsJun. 27, 13 1:51 PM Only in America would we be cheering on a person who is in favor of killing 20 week or more babies. Abortion is horrible enough, but after 20 weeks? The Party of Death will pay in the end.___________Spare me...no one is pro abortion. This bill is noting but an attempt to close reproductive health care clinics around the state. 3rd trimester procedures account for 1.5% of all abortions...and 99.9% of those are done to save the mother or because of an unviable fetus.

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bannedmuggsJun. 27, 13 2:42 PM

bannedmuggsJun. 27, 13 1:51 PM Only in America would we be cheering on a person who is in favor of killing 20 week or more babies. Abortion is horrible enough, but after 20 weeks? The Party of Death will pay in the end.___________Spare me...no one is pro abortion. This bill is noting but an attempt to close reproductive health care clinics around the state. 3rd trimester procedures account for 1.5% of all abortions...and 99.9% of those are done to save the mother or because of an unviable fetus. ============================== titus, again. Did you really write that with a straight face? I have worked with various groups over 25 years and I guarantee you a great deal of people are pro-abortion. You can twist it anyway you want but abortion is abortion and that's killing. 97% of abortions are done for convenience. And your numbers for late term abortions are completely made up. There is NO excuse to kill your own child and to try to defend that in anyway is appalling.

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vegasgalJun. 27, 13 2:43 PM

The govenor's remarks are a perfect example of why politicians should not be involved with decisions involving women's health. These should be left to the woman, her family, doctor and conscience. Can you imagine how painful it is for a woman to terminate a pregnancy because the fetus would never be born alive due to gestational defects? Then imagine having to carry that pregnancy to full term and have everyone you encounter expecting you to be joyous in anticipation of the perfect child they expect you to deliver. How would you handle living with that never ending sorrow...for months? That is unsual cruelty in my book, but the governor is a Texan so I guess that doesn't occur to him.

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bradleslJun. 27, 13 2:55 PM

Davis sounds like a bitter woman. I'm not a big Perry fan, but he's absolutely right here.

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mspshadowJun. 27, 13 2:58 PM

bannedmuggs: "Only in America would we be cheering on a person who is in favor of killing 20 week or more babies"...stop twisting the facts! Sen Wendy Davis is NOT in favor of killing 20 week or more (old) babies. She's in favor of allowing women who are faced with making that choice to do so without government intervention. I'm betting that out of the other side of your mouth, you're screaming to keep government out of our lives.

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