Wendy Davis Nails the Hypocrisy of Some Anti-Abortion Rhetoric
She had some strong words about the Republican rhetoric surrounding access to reproductive care and abortion and the current GOP push to defund Planned Parenthood.
“It is the law of the land,” Davis said about abortion. “It is a constitutionally-protected right, like the Second Amendment [the right to bear arms].”
She also pointed out the holes in the prevailing “pro-life” logic of some politicians who would defund Planned Parenthood. She expressed concern specifically about those who oppose abortion on the grounds that we must “protect life,” but who also oppose social programs that often help the children born out of these pregnancies thrive.
“We’re literally forcing women into being childbearing vessels,” said Davis. “[But] how are the children of the women who were forced to bear them going to be fed and educated?”