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Wendy Davis, Let\’s Talk

March 26, AD2014 75 Comments


Hey Wendy, that was some filibuster you did as a state senator, last summer. Wow! 11 hours of non-stop talking in an attempt to defeat a bill that would stop abortion on unborn babies capable of feeling pain. Yet, in spite of all that talking, the bill did pass. Don’t blame yourself though. There were surely a few prayer-filibusters going on at the same time.

In spite of your failure, you became a pro-abortion superstar. And thanks to some powerful friends, you are now the Democratic nomination for governor of Texas. One of those friends is Cecil Richards, the head of Planned Parenthood (PP) whose mother was the last Democratic governor in Texas. Richards wants to pull out all the stops to fight against what she describes as “an unprecedented attack on a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions, including whether to have an abortion.”  And you are now her new BFF in this venture. She thinks your determination to keep the suction machines operating is going to keep the wheels of PP rolling in Texas. I must admit, you\’ve got some great sound bites using your past struggle as a single mother, (even with the exaggerations exposed) as the reason for being passionate about a women’s legal right to abortion.

I read how you don’t think any woman should have to sacrifice her dreams, her education, her career…basically her anything…if having a baby would interfere with it.  Given that you attended Harvard Law School in Boston, while your husband paid the tuition and stayed home in Texas to care for your two daughters, I see that your ambition runs deep. I’m not opposed to ambition, but I can’t help but notice that your math skills are way off. Your comparisons don’t add up. For instance, a career has value as does an education. But a life has far greater value—infinite value. You\’ve been solving problems all wrong. Instead of realizing that a life is of absolute value which is more than all those other things added or even multiplied, you have incorrectly equated the life of a baby with zero. In that way, regardless of what else a woman wants to do, it is worth more than the life of her unborn child. Wendy, you are flunking this subject.

You\’ve been solving problems with the wrong answers for some time now. Your reason for going to Harvard Law School was to make a better life for you and your daughters. I\’ve never met children who thought it was a better idea for their mother to move away to go to school so that one day she could be more important or make more money. Children think being with their mother is more important than any of that other stuff. They instinctively know the value of things. “At that time Jesus said, ‘I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children’” (Matt 11:25). And if they could tell you, the youngest of children would say that they would rather be born than aborted.

Look at what you said to the press after your filibuster to make women’s desire for abortion more important than the pain a baby feels while getting killed. “I [once] needed family planning services. I needed to make sure that I didn\’t add to the incredible responsibility I already had so that I could take advantage of working, going to school and trying to go forward. I had this deeply personal understanding of why making sure that women have those opportunities was important.”

You are telling women that their personal opportunities are more important than giving their babies the opportunity to live. That is an exaggerated self-importance. A life is more important than an opportunity not the other way around. There will be other opportunities for the mother; there is only one opportunity for a baby to be born. If it was your life that had to end so someone else could go to school or work, would you donate it?

Making personal ambition more valuable than a life, is a falsehood you are spreading. Of what value is a degree or a job if you have to kill a baby to get it? “It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.” -Mother Teresa.

It is tragic that so many women have been brainwashed into thinking that they are doing the right thing to abort their baby in order to live as they wish. I know also that some women have been the victims of boyfriends, or husbands, or parents who wanted the baby aborted so as not to interfere with their own plans.

If you really care about women, work to support them during their pregnancy so they don’t feel that abortion is their only option. Wendy, you know there are other choices so stop all the drama and work to take better care of women so that they can take better care of their babies. It will go better on everyone when the greatest is valued above the lesser.

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Patti Maguire Armstrong and her husband have ten children. She is an award-winning author and was managing editor and co-author of Ascension Press’s Amazing Grace Series. Her newest books are: Big Hearted: Inspiring Stories from Everyday Families, a collection of stories to inspire family love, and Dear God, I Don't Get It and the sequel, Dear God, You Can't Be Serious; children's fiction that feeds the soul through a fun and exciting story. Read more at Catholic News and Inspiration and follow her at Twitter. Please "Like" her Facebook pages: DearGodBooks, BigHeartedFamilies, and CatholicNews&Inspiration

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