This afternoon, Texas state senator and rabid abortion crusader Wendy Davis told The Weekly Standard’s John McCormack that she doesn’t “know what happened in the Gosnell case”:

Davis claims to be an advocate for women’s rights, but she’s clueless about a man convicted not only of butchering babies but also of killing an adult woman? Really?

Here’s what she said:

I don’t know what happened in the Gosnell case. But I do know that it happened in an ambulatory surgical center. And in Texas changing our clinics to that standard obviously isn’t going to make a difference. The state of the law obviously has to assure that doctors are providing safe procedures for women and that proper oversight by the health and human services department is being given. It sounds as though there was a huge gap in that oversight, and no one can defend that. But that’s not the landscape of what’s happening in Texas.

If Gosnell-type murder is “not the landscape of what’s happening in Texas,” we’d love for her to explain the case of Houston abortionist Douglas Karpen, who allegedly ran a “house of horrors” similar to that of Gosnell. Either she really is oblivious about murder in her state and beyond, or she knows but doesn’t care.

In either case, she has no business being a state legislator.


Yes. She would. Because that’s what she truly stands for.



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