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Fri Jun 28, 2013, 04:27 PM

Ted Cruz avoids personal criticism of Wendy Davis but says he disagrees with what she stood for

Ted Cruz spoke Friday to the same national anti-abortion group that Gov. Rick Perry did the day before, but took care to avoid anything that might look like a personal attack on Fort Worth Sen. Wendy Davis. Asked about Davis’ session-ending filibuster, Cruz told reporters: “I don’t know Ms. Davis. I assume she’s standing for the principles she believes in. I respect anyone who stands and fights for their principles. But at the end of the say, I think the positions she’s advocating are inconsistent with the views of a majority of Texans.” On Thursday, Perry critiqued Davis by saying she’d failed to learn the lesson of her own life in which being born into difficult circumstances doesn’t mean you can’t go on to a life that has meaning. Davis was born to a single mother and was, herself, a teenage mother living in poor circumstances before she went on to Harvard Law School and the Texas Senate. Critics accused Perry of attacking Davis personally and the Democratic senator called the governor’s remarks “small words that reflect a dark and negative point of view.”

Cruz did criticize the abortion-rights advocates who filled the Texas Senate gallery on Tuesday and staged a rowdy protest that brought the chamber to a halt. “It was unfortunate that a handful of protesters felt they had a right to shut down the legislative process.” The filibuster and the protesters did succeed in killing the bill, which would have banned abortions in Texas after 20 weeks and impose additional restrictions on doctors and clinics. Perry called the Legislature back for another special session beginning Monday to reconsider the measure.

During his address to the National Right to Life convention meeting in Grapevine, Cruz did say that the filibuster by U.S. Sen. Rand Paul against the Obama administration’s use of drones in the U.S. was different than Davis’ 11-hour filibuster in the Texas Senate.”If you contrast that filibuster to the filibuster that Rand Paul, (Utah Sen.) Mike Lee and I had a very active role in, we were filibustering the right to protect the sanctity of life from arbitrary government destruction. When Austin Democrats stood together in their filibuster, they were filibustering the ability to carry out late-term abortions, to protect the ability to to take more lives.”

Source: http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2013/06/ted-cruz-avoids-personal-criticism-of-wendy-davis-but-disagrees-with-the-principles-she-stood-for.html/

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 04:33 PM

1. She stands for millions (1 in every 3 still breathing) of American women who

want white, Christian men to get out of their personal decisions and their bodies!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 05:59 PM

2. Who cares what a canuck thinks?

Danged furriners clogging up the process!

That Wendy Davis, on the other hand, is exactly my idea of a great American!

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Fri Jun 28, 2013, 09:49 PM

3. Meanwhile he's racking up the "pro-life" photo ops

He's going to have a bad time.

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Sun Jun 30, 2013, 01:56 PM

4. Does this mean

that he is against the death penalty?

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