State Senator Wendy Davis, aka “Abortion Barbie,” is planning to run in the first open-seat governor’s race in Texas since 1990.
Ft. Worth legislator Davis rose to notoriety in June by way of an 11-hour filibuster against the proposed abortion clinic regulations in Senate Bill 5.
Ms. Davis objected to the following items: banning abortion after 20 weeks or 5 months of pregnancy; protecting fetuses from pain; mandating that in case of an emergency, abortion doctors have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital; that clinics meet surgical healthcare facility standards; and that women taking the abortion pill would receive oversight.
But Davis’s marathon effort was for naught, because the restrictions were passed into law in a special session called by outgoing Republican Governor Rick Perry.
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Loss or not, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis and her advisers have begun notifying powerful Democrats of her intentions to run for governor in 2014. Apparently, her conviction is that disposing of viable children in painful ways and endangering the lives of women has garnered her support with Texas voters.
And if that’s true, maybe Wendy should retain the theme of her filibuster. Wendy “Abortion Barbie” Davis should fashion her campaign to echo her staunch pro-abortion sentiments.
Davis for Governor 2014 paraphernalia should seek to proudly remind Texas that Wendy is the grand dame of dilation and extraction.
For example, Abortion Barbie t-shirts can be maroon in honor of the Texas state color (or blood). If you don’t want to share your old Barbie dolls with a baby girl, you shouldn’t have to!
Campaign hats can be adorned with stirrups for decoration, and ice chips in red plastic cups and apple or orange juice can be served at campaign events.
To keep the gubernatorial abortion flame alive, maybe Wendy will agree to wear an open-back hospital gown whenever she’s making a public appearance and hand out Barbie dolls that come with RU-486 pills as an accessory.
Spokesman Hector Nieto said that although she’s yet to announce her intentions, Davis has the right to choose whether she wants to run for governor or not, and has made up her mind about 2014.
While Texas waits with bated breath, the senator has plans to unveil her decision next week. What would be really fitting is if she chose to make her announcement in the parking lot of a Planned Parenthood clinic.
Speaking on behalf of Wendy Davis, Señor Nieto said,
“Senator Davis has decided what she will do and she looks forward to making that announcement with her grass-roots supporters on October 3.”
That is unless Wendy is busy on October 3rd sharing the merits of Kermit Gosnell-style late- and post-term abortion with potential voters she’d probably rather see in the polling booth and not the delivery room on Election Day.