Rick Perry: Wendy Davis Is Proof Women Don’t Need Abortion Rights

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At a National Right to Life conference yesterday, Texas Governor Rick Perry said State Senator Wendy Davis’s remarkable life story is proof American women don’t need their right to an abortion. Think Progress has a video of the remarks.

“Who are we to say that children born into the worst of circumstances can’t grow to live successful lives? In fact, even the woman who filibustered the Senate the other day was born into difficult circumstances. She was the daughter of a single woman, she was a teenage mother herself. She managed to eventually graduate from Harvard Law School and serve in the Texas Senate. It is just unfortunate that she hasn’t learned from her own example that every life must be given a chance to realize its full potential and that every life matters.”

Looked at another way, it’s extremely fortunate Davis hasn’t leveraged her own example to make health care decisions for all women. But Perry’s cool with making that choice for her as well.

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