Texas Rockstar State Sen. Wendy Davis Slams Governor Rick Perry (VIDEO)
On this Sunday’s ABC This Week, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis (D) was discussing the continued and growing support for her successful 13 hour filibuster on Tuesday against SB5, a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and critics say “could force the closure of all but five of the state’s 42 abortion clinics.”
The filibuster went viral on the internet while it was live and has rocketed Sen. Davis into stardom as a rising star in politics. More importantly, it has sparked a national debate against the GOP’s continuing nation-wide attack on women’s rights and health issues
Less than 24 hours after the successful filibuster, Governor Rick Perry called for a special 30 day session to ram the bill through and into Texas state law. That session begins July 1st.
The show’s host pointed out that “…(Rick Perry) has made this very personal against you.” After playing a clip from Rick Perry’s appearance at the National Right To Life conference later in the week in which Governor Perry is quoted as saying;
“She was the daughter of a single woman. She was a teenage mother herself… it is just unfortunate that she hasn’t learned from her own example…”
Senator Wendy Davis responded;
“You know, what’s offensive to me is that, he’s made this very personal to Texans, overall. He’s awfully fond of talking the talk of small government, but this is Big Government intrusion and it’s very unfortunate and sad that people’s personal health and safety are at risk for his political purposes.”
Admitting that a second filibuster is unlikely, Sen. Davis pledged to “fight with every fiber” to help SB5 from becoming law.
Rick Perry, should he choose to run, is up for re-election in 2014. When asked if she planned to run as a Gubernatorial candidate herself, Senator Davis simply smiled.
Video via ABC This Week
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