Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Forth Worth, who captured national attention when she led a 13-hour filibuster against Texas abortion restrictions, is now making waves during her gubernatorial campaign.
“As governor, I’ll always make investing in our Texas children my first priority,” Sen. Davis tweeted on Tuesday.
Pro-life voters were outraged by the comment and responded to her via Twitter.
“Only if they aren’t aborted first,” said one user.
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“In her world, ‘invests’ means stabbing something sharp into their brain causing death,” said another.
“Dismembering them is not investing,” one man said.
“Do you HEAR yourself? #AbortionBarbie,” tweeted another.
In November, Davis made headlines when she declared that she’s actually prolife.
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“We need to get away from labels. That’s the way people talk in Washington, D.C. through labels, through ideological frames, through partisan frames,” Davis later explained to CBS 11. “We can agree we care about life, and we can agree that we want the same goal, which is zero abortions to occur in the state of Texas.”
Despite being prolife, she says she still supports a woman’s right to chose, calling Republican efforts to change the abortion law a “raw abuse of power.”
The Texas abortion bill creates costly restrictions on abortion clinics that would force most in the state to shut down as well as ban abortion after 20 weeks.
“To be pro-life doesn’t necessarily end with a woman’s pregnancy, and in Texas, the point I was making was we need to think of life at all stages,” she said. “We need to think about children born in this state who deserve a good education and who deserve to be part of a higher education system.”