Heroes are made of strange stuff. It might be more accurate to note that progressives will go to any length to create heroes if they can fit them into their warped sense of values.
On Wednesday, June 26th, The New York Times, The Denver Post and other liberal rags went completely ape praising their new hero, Wendy Davis. Ms Davis received these accolades by standing up to those mean ole conservatives in the Texas Legislature. The Denver Post described her antics as leading a raucous crowd and conducting a one-woman filibuster to derail a GOP effort to restrict abortions.
You see, Texas conservatives followed the lead of Arkansas and other state’ legislators in presenting a bill that would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The Denver Post, in one of its snide reporting comments, tells us there is no scientific evidence to support the claim that a fetus can feel pain after 20 weeks.
Wendy Davis, clad in her pink running shoes, made a valiant attempt to talk this bill to death. She received mob-like support from her wild-eyed cohorts. They screamed, yelled and with a deafening roar 400 of them jumped into the gallery to create complete chaos. It was described as a “people filibuster”, but actually was nothing more than a bunch of females expressing themselves as legalized baby killers.
With their gangster like actions this mob of pro-abortionists managed to block the Republicans from getting this legislation signed until a minute or two after midnight. These rowdy and of out of control females claimed victory as the signing deadline was twelve midnight.
It doesn’t matter to these ruffians that their victory will be short lived as Governor Perry will call the legislature back to complete the job in July. By that time Wendy Davis will probably be elected as the abortion queen and statues of her will dot the grounds of the Texas Legislature.
As expected, The New York Times outdid itself in describing this action in Texas as a huge political win for Democrats and the abortion rights movement. As
Gail Collins reported Wendy Davis’ heroic action lifted the long dead spirit of the state’s Democrats and created many news articles in which the word “thrilling” was coupled with “State Senate”.
Page 2 of 3 - In addition to stopping abortions after 20 weeks, Gail Collins explains what really galls these abortion crusaders. Under this legislation abortion clinics would be subject to new health and safety requirement that would force most of them to close.
If you are like me, you can only chuckle at those lefties who are now complaining about government regulation that will impede their operations. They will now have the opportunity to experience actions from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other government agencies that have frustrated American industry and American agriculture for years.
One abortion provider complains the bill requires a physical plant that defines the size of the hallways, locker rooms and closets. This provider says it would cost her a minimum 4.5 million dollars to bring her death camp up to the new “unnecessary” code. It appears the Texas legislators have learned considerably from the ridiculous requirements advanced by the Obama administration.
Our sympathetic N.Y. Times columnist tries to educate us that women like Davis, a single mother as was her own mother, benefits greatly from Planned Parenthood.
Ms Davis says the Fort Worth Planned Parenthood was her sole source of health care for 4 or 5 years when she was a young adult. One wonders if these health care services would include consultation against carrying her own daughter full term. Me thinks her daughter is glad abortion wasn’t the answer.
So what can we glean from all of this noise and disruption from Ms Davis and her clan? Firstly, contrast the actions and protests of the pro-lifers and the abortionists. The pro-lifers express themselves as rational citizens and work reasonably within the democratic system. On the other hand Ms Davis and her band of roving antagonists resort to antics you would expect from the gangs of Los Angeles - the louder and more disruptive the better. If you were in anyway neutral on the abortion issue, the methods and the actions of these two groups should be informative.
Secondly, we should be proud of the actions of our Arkansas Legislature. Despite constant abuse by Brummett of the Arkansas Dem-Gaz, our team in Little Rock showed leadership in battling against the despicable practice of abortion. Since their accomplishments, other states have followed suit with similar provisions. Arkansans approve of abortion at about the same rate they approve of Obamacare – about 30 percent.
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(Jerry Jackson of Heber Springs writes his “conservative viewpoint” column each week)