The hill on which she chose to die was to reject a senate bill that would require doctors that perform abortions to be properly licensed, credentialed to practice at nearby hospitals, and to perform late term abortions - those after 20 weeks - in a surgical facility.
So, in the action that proved to escape the note of irony of a big government Democrat demanding less government regulation/intervention in medical proceedings for women, Wendy Davis was in the spotlight and the media darling Tuesday night. Even President Obama succumbed to the urge to tweet his support:
Of course Barack Obama supports such action. He thinks it is special to turn a blind eye to the atrocities of Gosnell-style clinics, one of which has been discovered right here in Houston. He holds a trail of votes supporting late term abortions and of born alive infanticide support, too. This is who he is. The Democrats have laid bare the narrative that, as Hillary Clinton is fond of saying, they want abortions to be legal, safe and rare.
Wendy Davis has been mentioned as a potential candidate for governor in recent weeks. There is little chance that a Democrat will be governor in 2014 but with the advances of groups like Battleground Texas enjoying full support from their friends in the media, Davis would naturally need to raise her name recognition across the state. What better way than to bring in OFA groups, like Battleground Texas to turn the process into a feeding frenzy for the press? They were only too happy to oblige.
A friend noted a change in reporting by Austin media of Senator Davis and her tendency to grandstand:
Unless, of course, it is just all about advancing a political agenda for the next election.