Speaking at the National Right to Life Conference in Dallas Thursday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry verbally attacked state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, now famous for her Tuesday-night filibuster of abortion bill SB-5.
Perry asked, “Who are we to say that children born into the worst of circumstances can’t grow to live successful lives?” He then answered his own question, directly referencing Davis:
“In fact, even the woman who filibustered the Senate the other day was born into difficult circumstances. She’s 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’s 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.”
On Tuesday night, Davis successfully filibustered and blocked the SB-5 bill, a law that would potentially close the majority of abortion clinics in Texas, outlaw abortions after 20 weeks, require surgical center standards, and require doctors to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their clinic.
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After the bill was defeated, Perry announced a second special session of the legislature to address the abortion bill again.
Watch what he had to say in the video above.