"I Don't Know What Happened in the Gosnell Case"
Daniel Doherty | Aug 06, 2013
She doesn’t know or she doesn’t want to know?
During a press conference at the Washington Press Club on Monday, the Weekly Standard’s John McCormack asked Texas State Senator and possible gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis a simple yet straight forward question: what is the difference between the late-term abortions you support and what the ex-abortionist Kermit Gosnell did in his Philadelphia slaughterhouse?
She didn’t even attempt to answer the question:
You don’t know what happened, Ms. Davis? I’m sorry but I find that hard to believe. Sure, the media went to great lengths to suppress the details of the trial and invented all sorts of excusesnot to cover it, but the late-term abortion ban you opposed (and filibustered) was introduced in large part because of what happened in Philadelphia. The Gosnell trial mobilized Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill and in the state governments to take collective action. Their goal was to protect women and their pain-capable unborn (and born alive) children from death. As a top national spokeswoman for women’s health, it seems implausible that she wouldn’t have the vaguest idea who he is.
At the same time, pro-choice advocates incessantly argue that late-term abortion bans harm women, but in fact 60 percent of women support them, according to arecent national poll. A majority of the public does too. But the Left’s hellish scare tactics give the distinct impression that somehow supporting a late-term abortion ban is politically unpopular.
It's important to remember, though, that’s not at all the case.