"Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth), best known for her 11-hour filibuster against a controversial bill aimed at severely cutting access to abortion services across the Lone Star State, said her views on abortion make her 'pro-life'," writes Paige Lavender at the Huffington Post.
What are those views? "I care about the life of every child," she told the Valley Morning Star of Harlington, Texas. "Every child that goes to bed hungry, every child that goes to bed without a proper education, every child that goes to bed without being able to be a part of the Texas dream, every woman and man who worry about their children’s future and their ability to provide for that future. I care about life and I have a record of fighting for people above all else.”
But Mockarena at Chicks on the Right seems unconvinced. "Abortion Barbie herself, Wendy Davis, is calling herself pro-life now. Yes -- the same Wendy Davis who catheterized herself to talk for 11 hours about how aborting babies late-term is so completely necessary and perfectly ok," Mockarena writes.
Ms. Davis, who filed paperwork last Saturday to run for governor of Texas, is of course not pro-life. To advocate that one class of people (pregnant females) should be allowed to destroy another class of people (unborn males and females) is pro-death, not pro-life. It is a policy reminiscent of fascism, not of freedom. It trafficks in cruelty, not compassion.
Of course, anybody can say, "I care about life." And some people may be sincere in saying so.
But a statement like this falls flat once you realize it does not include caring about the real lives of innocent preborn human beings if and when pregnant females decide to impose their will and kill those people.
This is not about caring, it's about controlling -- up to and including the ultimate control of an abortionist's tool-kit of horror. The "caring" state -- whether Texas or the federal government -- that can legitimize your death can terrorize you in your life, should you happen to escape the womb.
Wendy Davis' abortion beliefs are inhumane. They are neither scientific (because pro-abortion is anti-science), nor are they ethical (because "pro-choice" entails the planned killing of the innocent).
In fact, her beliefs aren't even pro-choice: For to kill a baby is to kill a lifetime of choices. To borrow from Camus, this is philosophy legitimizing crime -- a crime against science, ethics, humanness, and choice.
The people of Texas should not allow Davis to impose her private values and inhumane beliefs upon real people, including those individuals who are blessed to be alive but happen to be unborn. When it comes to abortion and truly caring about real people, including "the least of these," the "Abortion Barbie" is no doll. Let the children live.