Texas Sen. Wendy Davis’ #Stand4TXWomen tour certainly looks like a campaign warmup

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis today expressed her relief that the Senate had “finally focused on important issues” facing the state other than the “dangerous” legislation threatening to increase safety standards at Texas abortion clinics. Those issues, namely highway construction and juvenile sentencing guidelines, had been on the agenda for a vote on June 25 but were delayed due to Davis’ own 11-hour filibuster of that abortion legislation, prompting Gov. Rick Perry to call this week’s special session.

In the interim, after making the rounds of the Sunday morning news shows, Davis has toured the state on her #StandWithTXWomen tour, dropping by what certainly look like trial runs for campaign events. That can’t be, though; on “Face the Nation,” Davis criticized those who use the abortion issue to “boost their own political aspirations.”  Fans turned out nonetheless.

So cute! Remember, though, those baby shoes on Texas Sen. Bob Durell’s desk were just some sort of cheap prop.

The Texas Senate on Friday will take up H.B. 2, which passed the House Tuesday after picking up votes following Davis’ filibuster.

  • Ironhawk86

    You know your cause is a farce when you try to attach UT colors to it

    • Texas56

      I’ve wondered about the “coincidence” of the colors of the shirts all week, considering liberal UT is just a few minutes from the capitol bldg.

  • BoscoBolt

    What a sham – Wendy Davis has a deep seated hatred of women and an uncontrollable obsession with murdering children – she is a shameless charlatan and a vile human being. Davis’ unwavering support of the democrats’ abortion industry puts her firmly in the minority in Texas.

    • TsT

      and i hope it stays that ways . Conservative TX is Great !!

    • $48245650

      Anything else?

  • MarcusFenix

    Sure this will catch some sarcasm, but….

    Honestly, what would this bill have to contain for liberals to actually support stronger standards for this kind of procedure?

    I mean, I get the mileage restriction for residency opposition. If that were increased to say, 50-75 miles, would that ease the problems? I mean, who wouldn’t want a procedure to be medically sound and with proper training and equipment?

    Yes, I’m aware the issue is more complex, but let’s start with the easy stuff.

    I would slam the idea that a woman’s right to choose is being taken away, on the premise that the procedure isn’t being outlawed. With a larger radius of residency, there’s very little meat and potatoes in the argument otherwise. As a rule, most medical practices and operations are highly regulated, so why oppose the same standard here?

    I also would point out that at 20 weeks, a woman is 5 months pregnant, and that the child can kick and that higher brainwave functions are starting to form (22-24 weeks is the average, but it’s pretty close). If it takes a woman 5 months to figure out she wants an abortion….well, that’s some serious procrastination on something that is more important than picking out a new pair of shoes at the store.


    • Tom Chipp

      When ever the conversation turns to the realities, the abortion supporters go off the deep end. Just like everything from climate change to Zimmerman, when facts get in the way it’s time for the wailing and the gnashing of teeth. These liberal arguments remind me of when my kids were in the 5 year range. The most biting comment they seem to be able to make is, “I know you are, but what am I!”

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)


      The ‘woman’s right to choose’ (murder) begins and ends with her choice to open her legs. Period.

      • jenna

        Unless she is raped-drugged, etc…which happens more often then you think-either way it’s the woman’s right-why should you care what she decided to do-isn’t bothering you any…i personally am not for abortion myself, but that is my right to make that choice-I am pro choice not pro abortion

      • dean0677

        Let me guess. You’re a guy, right?

      • MarcusFenix

        But that creates a very difficult area when you bring in cases of rape, incest, or the life of the mother.

        I’ve very aware of the incredibly low percentages which those specifics entail, and know it would be the exception and not the rule.

        I would point out that while using abortion as a form of birth control to avoid dealing with the consequences of bad behavior is clearly (from the moral standpoints) wrong, we also have other laws on the books dealing with survival. If we put the life of the mother, who can continue living and being a productive and vibrant member of society, versus her unborn…where does that priority start? That’s not to say that her unborn child should have no rights, but where can you logically draw the line at who gets a pass? If one of them is going to live, and one is going to die, during the procedure….how do you choose that (morally or legally?)

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      Upvoted. But…
      The bill wants Doctors who perform abortions to have admitting priveleges(sic) in hospitals within 30 miles of their Clinics, in case something goes wrong. In other words, If it were 50-75 miles to the nearest Hospital, and the mother’s life was in danger during the procedure, she wouldn’t have a chance of surviving. #Clarification Jawamax 8<{D}

      • MarcusFenix

        I see your point, and am aware of the bill provision.

        If abortions were performed in hospitals, then the time frame wouldn’t matter, since they’re already there. That could be a compromise of sorts.

        Secondarily, if the clinic itself has a doctor who possesses admitting privileges, and the clinic itself is at the standard of an ambulatory surgical center as the bill prescribes, would that not at least in some fairly strong sense mitigate the situation? The woman would be in a place where a person who knew what they were doing, with appropriate equipment would be on hand. The ability for trained personnel to stabilize a patient long enough to make the trip, while absolutely fact dependent, isn’t any more troubling than combat medics doing the same on a battlefield.

        It just seems to me that there is room to compromise on the issue. But good observation. :)

    • Cajun

      Very good points sir, but most amazingly you last sentence sums it up, which is, to most young women about to abort, the decision is about as crucial to them AS,,,,picking out shoes.

      • MarcusFenix

        Sadly, you’re right. I can see someone in a position of rape/incest/life of mother making that very hard choice, and I couldn’t fault them for it.

        But some idiot who goes to a bar, gets knocked up…or someone who doesn’t want to interfere with their career or whatnot…..and who would undertake this procedure as readily as they’d get their teeth cleaned, is incredibly repugnant to me.

        Could totally digress into the rights of the father here too, but that’s a REALLLLLY long conversation.

        • Adela Wagner

          Hard to put a time restriction on someone dealing with rape, incestuous or otherwise. If you say “make up your mind, you have 5 months, period” is that time enough? I am a survivor of rape, it’s been over 40 years ago and I still am dealing with the aftermath.

          However, if the life of the mother is at risk, I believe that has to be a private decision. Between her and her SO, doctor and God. But as technology moves on, so does the viability of a healthy baby at 5 months gestation.
          The earliest birth of a baby is at 21 weeks and 5 days.

          • MarcusFenix

            I am sorry you had to deal with such a traumatic incident, truly.

            But without intentionally trying to split hairs, and with the utmost respect with respect to you, dealing with things for that long is harmful to begin with, and terribly so.

            But trying to blanket the time of your internal struggle, coming to grips, etc…with the time frame associated with having a child is a bit more sensitive. As much as I don’t like having to say so….5 months may have to be enough. :( I guess what I’m trying to say is that while a trauma like rape or incest is reviling, sometimes you have to take action, especially when the clock is seriously running against you.

            God bless.

          • Adela Wagner

            Thank you. Thank you for your sensitivity in argueing your point. You are really a good guy.
            However It was a rhetorical question.
            I feel something like that could and would be used as an argument to prolong the decision, thus the tear jerker liberal rhetoric may win again in certain instances.
            I should have been more clear. Should laws ever be made or amended due to emotion?
            I used myself, and my situation ,as an example of the need to put those emotions aside at a time of needed logic and science.

            I used the last sentence to support this with fact.
            OOO<— those are some hugs.

          • MarcusFenix

            Anytime. And thanks for the compliment.

            With regard to making laws out of emotional arguments, it is incredibly dependent on the situation but certainly happens more often than we’d like to admit. A perfect and recent example is the deluge of gun control laws after the Sandy Hook school shooting. Generally, the more heinous or more charged the issue, the more laws are generated around how we feel. Then that emotional charge, as in the gun control debate, generates more garbage laws that only restrict the freedoms of law abiding people, while doing nothing to curb crime or violence.

            Totally my fault for not catching your meaning, though. Hard to get context at times from type on a screen.

          • Adela Wagner

            Totally agree. Cool heads should prevail. But we are human and that makes it hard at times.
            One of many reasons we MUST always uphold our Constitution. What a wonderful foundation it truly is.

            I was going to add you on Twitter but not sure if you are active there, did not look like you use it much, only a few tweets. I’m not a huge user, but it seems news breaks there rather quickly, and I don’t watch a bunch of TV.

          • MarcusFenix

            Due to privacy concerns, and some contractual obligations I’m trying to establish, the email/ID I use for this is specifically kept seperate from my own twitter and facebook entries. The email address, however, is valid and I check it once or so a day. You can reach me there. :)

  • Orwellian_Dilemma

    Perhaps Wendy Davis could use baby feet in jars as a campaign handout. . . .

  • Guest

    I find this somewhat repulsive personally. Just me.

  • porgiefirefighter

    Pink sneakers are cute, pink babies are trash.

  • CR

    It’s a good thing for Wendy that dead people (dead babies?) can vote democrat b/c I don’t know who else she thinks is going to vote for her for TX gov. since the majority of people in the state (and in the U.S.) are in FAVOR of banning abortion after 20 weeks.

    Also, as a woman, I am personally offended by the left’s efforts to conflate woman’s health issues with abortion. Actual woman’s health issues might include things like:
    1. Losing insurance coverage thanks to Obamacare
    2. Having the traditional institution of marriage undermined to the point where being a single mother is the norm or the desirable outcome, adding to high stress levels and a host of other issues.
    3. Getting an abortion in a filthy clinic where your anesthesia is administered by a 20-year-old high school drop out and there are baby feet in a jar above your head.

    They know they cannot win if they make clear to people that what they are really arguing for is unsafe clinics and abortion of babies FIVE MONTHS along so instead we’ve renamed baby murder as “woman’s health.” It isn’t.

  • Jack Deth

    Why do I get the distinct feeling that Wendy Davis is going to be walking into a political Claymore mine?

  • CR

    This is how much faith the left has in women:

    1. Can’t actually get birth control to work at all even though it is PAID FOR by the taxpayer.
    2. Can’t get the no-prescription required, handed-out-like candy morning-after pill in case your chosen birth control method fails.
    3. Cannot decide before FIVE MONTHS whether they want to kill the baby. Even if you aren’t sure you are pregnant until you missed two or three periods, you’d still have a 2-3 month window in which to decide if you want to kill your baby or not. What the ever-loving-heck could you be doing that is so important you cannot find time to get to the clinic in two to three months?!?!?

    You are also more than 1/2 way done with the pregnancy at that point. You cannot wait a few more weeks to give your baby the chance to be adopted. You’ve already gone the bulk of the time, a few more weeks would kill you?

    • Damien Johnson

      Really I don’t see how the farkle we’re still having abortions at the rate we are when there’s so many bloody contraception methods available it’s insane… apparently even male birth control pills will hit the market soon.

  • CR

    Once upon a time, women’s issues included the right to vote, work and have equality.
    Now, feminists fight for the right to kill fully-formed and viable babies in dirty clinics.

    And we wonder why America seems to be having a lot of problems lately…

    • Damien Johnson

      I keep saying this. These women today are not the same “Feminists” as those that fought for the vote, no matter how much they try to pretend like they are. Also I’m still a big fan of your other long comment that went through these folks’ logic.

      • Mary Lee

        Did you see the NAF tweet in May that the SBA List should be ashamed, because Susan B. Anthony would never have wanted to be associated with an “anti-choice” group? Do they not know that the first feminists were *AGAINST* abortion, unequivocally?

        This love of abortion, this sacrament of abortion, it is just out of hand. I have never seen anything like it. It’s really very nauseating.

        And, again, not one pro-abort has ever asked…Why? What do women need so they don’t feel they “have to” choose this? No, today it’s abort, abort, abort. They’re angry when women choose not to abort, they want to kill “imperfect” babies and call it liberty. This is not “safe, legal, and rare” anymore. And they have moved beyond “equality” into “supremacy.” There is a difference.

        • Damien Johnson

          No I didn’t see that tweet, but I’d definitely look more into that because I’m working on something that’s talking about why abortion is wrong. And you know what else I’ve noticed in addition to what you’ve said in the last paragraph? You never see any women that have actually had an abortion at these protests. Hmm, wonder why.

          • Mary Lee

            Well, maybe some of them have. Maybe a lot of them have. Many women who have had an abortion (or more than one) often throw themselves into this “choice” cause because the truth is just too painful. We don’t like to admit when we ran a stop light, or forgot to mail a letter. Imagine if we were faced with the truth that what we thought was a “right to choose” and “control our bodies” was something intrinsically wrong and horrible? We can attempt to justify anything. ANYTHING.

          • Damien Johnson

            that’s unfortunately too true.

        • Peetweefish

          Margaret Sanger was a supporter of eugenics. Her push for birth control and abortion was driven by a desire to keep the “undesirables” of society (poor, immigrants, minorities) from reproducing and increasingly becoming a strain on the species. I don’t think many of the pro-abort crowd are much different. They just disguise it as “every child a wanted child” without explaining why it’s not just the mother that doesn’t want the child.

          I’ve actually fought the argument that “it’s cheaper for the country to not have one more kid on welfare” with “why don’t you apply that to dementia patients on Medicare/social security and save us even more?” They call me names, dehumanize me so my opinion no longer matters in their eyes, and go chill with like minded people. Both are human beings, I don’t see the distinction they’re trying to make.

          • Adela Wagner

            Seems the seniors and dementia crowd are being targeted. They went after Sarah Palin when she used the term “Death Panels’ and yet even their Dear LeaderLeaveMeAloneI’mGolfing came right out in our faces and said “sometimes it’s better for Granny to just take the pill”.

            My husband is 67 and after all this time of good health, needed a doctor last year and we had a hell of a time finding one to see him, kept running into “we are not adding new patients at this time” to “we are not seeing Medicare patients at this time”. We are now paying cash. And I was fortunate enough to find a local dentist who has bartered with me.

  • Texas56

    Pro-baby killer, Wendy Davis can campaign tour all she wants,but it is all show. She doesn’t stand a snowball’s chance in a very hot place in winning the governor’s mansion.


      Not in my lifetime

  • neoface

    Isn’t this stupid fake blond done with her 15 minutes of fame?????

    • TitzyFritzensimmons

      Not as long as the carpetbaggers from “Battleground Texas” think they can defraud their way into the Governor’s Office.

      However, Greg Abbott will be a formidable candidate for Governor of the State of Texas- and he’ll be a great Governor!

  • Wally West

    Pro-baby killer, Wendy Davis is milking this for all of her 15 minutes of fame to go into overtime.

    She is a very shameful liberal.

    • Damien Johnson

      *cough* shameful liberal? redundancy *cough*

      • Tom Chipp

        Who was the respectable liberal? I feel there should have been at least one.

      • Wally West

        I notice that way later and thought wow I’m was way tired then I thought from work.

  • MSM

    Seriously? Those look pretty abysmal.

    Were the democrats worried about losing the Austin vote or something?

    The democrats failure to understand why they lost Texas in the first place is why they keep losing it more. They live in a fantasy that Ann Richards lost because she was unfairly demonized by Karl Rove.

    BS. Texans back then did not listen to republicans anymore than they listen to democrats now. They started listening to republicans after Reagan and then Ann Richard’s ‘effed up big time in Texas. She was so repugnant to Texans that she is the reason more than anything Texas went republican.

    Even growing up, I remember people talking about her. The angry buzz was everything in the days before she lost her reelection bid. Yet to this day, Democrats live in absolute denial.

    Now they think running Ann Richards 2 will turn the state blue? Seriously they need to stop drinking so much and have a reality check.

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com CO2 Producer

    Davis actually said she could see Mexican back-alley abortion clinic from her house. Whatta dummy!

  • Txgirlinnh

    Wow guys look at those “inspiring” #standwithbabykillers light displays. These people make me nauseous.

  • Damien Johnson


    She probably wants to kill her.

  • Damien Johnson


    you gotta click the link bc embedding this one isn’t allowed, but @0:14 seconds is Texas’ message to Wendy Davis including the following hand gesture.

  • KhadijahMuhammad

    “Today, the Senate finally focused on important issues like highway construction and criminal justice.”

    Unsurprising, considering the total lack of ethics and morals these people show.

  • journogal

    Abortion is what she’ll run on? Anyone curious to see if she can put together cognitive statements on how she’ll keep Texas economy strong, or thoughts on education, or oil drilling? She honestly believes abortion is going to be hot topic to propel her into Texas’ state house? Really? I hope, if she choses to run and the issue is brought up, her opponent asks her why does she believe it’s okay to get an abortion pass 20 weeks (5 months.)

    • Adela Wagner

      Especially since there have now been babies who have lived and went on to being healthy babies, born at 21 weeks and 5 days.

      I carried both of mine to term, but I could have never ever imagined it being okay by law to have aborted them at 8months and 2weeks

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    .@WendyDavisTexas You get cardboard shoes, Gosnell gets baby feet in jars. How cute!!!! I wonder how sickos like you ever got elected…

  • teamfrazzled

    Wendy Davis and her “Hail Satan” chanting supporters insist requiring he same standards required of any other medical facility will make abortions more expensive, driving women to get back alley abortions. So how can they insist they oppose back alley abortions while they in fact support back alley standards? She can start stomping on baby chicks for relaxation -except that would get her supporters far more upset than ripping the limbs off a viable fetus while it writhes in agony.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    #KingOfTheHill Arlen, you;re next!…. Get your rotten eggs and Tomatoes ready…. Make Wendy use those #PinkSneakers to RUN FOR HER LIFE! Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Belinda Henry

    Why is Alexis counting on clinics for preventative care? Preventative care of what?

  • John

    “Today, the Senate finally focused on important issues like highway construction and criminal justice.”….TRANSLATION: …”Now that I have lost after making such a big deal about the issue by staging an 11 hour filibuster…I am going to act like I don’t really think it’s such a big issue and pretend I care about ALL issues that we are working on…because I care about everyone!”

  • bo1921

    Is she the one wearing the pink sneakers? Wouldn’t blood-red be more appropriate?

  • http://www.amazon.com/Devon-Dibley-His-Golden-Key/dp/1484181557/ M F Scotto

    Abortion was pushed by racists. The minimum wage was pushed by racists. Drug laws were pushed by racists. These people don’t know their history and have no ability to use reason.

    • Peetweefish

      You’re absolutely right. Margaret Sanger wanted birth control and abortion as a means of eugenics. The focus was on low income people particularly minorities.

    • Kim

      They are incapable of critical thinking. And critical thinking is necessary to fully understand those sordid aspects of our history. They’re fine with being blissfully ignorant and spitting out meaningless buzz words in the face of opposition.

    • http://drudge.com snyper77

      You’re absolutely right. For those who do not believe you google Margaret Sanger

  • http://www.amazon.com/Devon-Dibley-His-Golden-Key/dp/1484181557/ M F Scotto

    When is the StandWithTXMen rally? Oh, that would be sexist? I need to get one of those Leftist handbooks so I can tell the difference.

  • FaithColeridge33

    She really is disgusting. However, I hope she continues the tour, and completely paints herself as the woman made by late term abortions. In the long run this is going to end in tears for her.

  • stuckinIL4now

    Wow, a tour. WD certainly is enjoying and milking and enjoying milking her new-found celebrity, isn’t she?

  • ctshar

    forget 20 weeks, the more I look at the science, really should be around 12-15 weeks and with the obvious exceptions for birth defects or danger to the mother’s life.

  • Peetweefish

    Margaret Sanger was an advocate of eugenics. All you need to know about the birth control and abortion movement. It didn’t start to promote choice, it started as a means of motivating low income people and minorities from increasing in number. The great irony is that it has spread to the point where the people it was supposed to protect (upper and middle classes) also use it. Middle class more so.

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  • $48245650

    Abortion isn’t murder, guys.

    • DarkKnight2016

      Are you dumb?

      • Mike

        yes u are dumb DarkKnight it is murder….

  • http://discus.com yourmamatoo

    I see the unemployed , and homeless are being paid again , for their services.

  • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/ FlatFoot

    Gleefully infanticidal murderous skank.

  • $27789750

    She doesn’t really care a rap. All those pix designed along see how pretty and charming I am lines. Phony baloney this one.

  • RememberSekhmet

    She’s gonna get her azz beat…by a guy in a wheelchair.

  • $48245650

    fetuses aren’t babies though

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/JayJay3Fifty7 JJ357

    Narrow are the gates of heaven…MOST of us not going to make it…I truly do not understand how somebody can fight for the right to abort/kill a child and not be atheist. You would have to be an atheist to be comfortable with it. We will be judged.

  • AV8TOR1111

    A worried woman went to her gynecologist and said: ‘Doctor, I have a serious problem and desperately need your help! My baby is not even 1 year old and I’m pregnant again. I don’t want kids so close together. So the doctor said: ‘Ok and what do you want me to do?’ She said: ‘I want you to end my pregnancy, and I’m counting on your help with this.’
    The doctor thought for a little, and after some si…lence he said to the lady:
    ‘I think I have a better solution for your problem. It’s less dangerous for you too.’ She smiled, thinking that the doctor was going to accept her request. Then he continued:
    ‘You see, in order for you not to have to take care 2 babies at the same time, let’s kill the one in your arms. This way, you could rest some before the other one is born.
    If we’re going to kill one of them, it doesn’t matter which one it is.
    There would be no risk for your body if you chose the one in your arms. The lady was horrified and said:
    ‘No doctor! How terrible! It’s a crime to kill a child! ‘I agree’, the doctor replied. ‘But you seemed to be OK with it, so I thought maybe that was the best solution.’ The doctor smiled, realizing that he had made his point. He convinced the mom that there is no difference in killing a child that’s already been born and one that’s still in the womb. The crime is the same!

  • Ed Sullivan

    Well darn! Thanks to the Texas voter ID law I can only vote against her once.