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Oh, now Wendy Davis supports a 20-week abortion ban

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Remember that time Wendy Davis filibustered for 11 hours a bill that would ban abortions beyond 20 weeks?

Well, apparently the Texas Democrat - who's now running for governor - now says she would have supported the bill if it had given more “deference” to the woman and her doctor in the situation.

“My concern, even in the way the 20-week ban was written in this particular bill, was that it didn’t give enough deference between a woman and her doctor making this difficult decision, and instead tried to legislatively define what it was,” Davis said.

How did it “legislatively define” what the decision would be?

Well, the bill banned abortions after 20 weeks except for in cases of fetal abnormalities and if the mother’s life was in danger. What does Davis think about that?

“I would line up with most people in Texas who would prefer that that’s not something that happens outside of those two arenas,” Davis said.

But if the bill allowed for those exceptions, why did Davis oppose?

Oh yeah, because it didn’t give “enough deference” to the woman making the decision.

Or maybe she now supports it because she realized Texas isn’t exactly a pro-abortion blue state.

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Ashe Schow

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