Friday quotes/statements from Texas Senator Wendy Davis: ‘Stop demonizing women’ [View all]
Wendy Davis: ‘Stop demonizing women’
Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis urged Gov. Rick Perry to stop demonizing women for difficult decisions they might have to make, once again responding to the governor’s comments on her personal life.
“Gov. Perry…let’s stop demonizing women who face very difficult choices in their life. Let’s make sure that we don’t close down 37 of the 42 clinics in Texas and leave women with nowhere to go and put them in a situation where there health will be at risk,” Davis told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Friday when asked what she would say directly to the Republican if she could.
“If you, truly care about women’s health, let’s do something to make sure that we’re protecting them. Let’s make sure that we’re preventing unplanned pregnancies and that we’re committing resources to make that happen. Let’s make sure that we’re working for age-appropriate sex-education in our school system,” she added. “Because what we do know is that closing down the ability to access that service unfortunately does not take the need away or women’s confronting that issue away.”
Earlier Friday, the Fort Worth Democrat took Perry to task over highly personal comments he made about her the day before.
“I would say to him, that I had the privilege of making a choice about the path I chose for my life,” Davis, who derailed a restrictive abortion bill in the Texas Legislature earlier this week, said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “I’m so proud of my daughters but I could never for a moment put myself in the shoes of another woman confronting a difficult personal choice and it really isn’t for him to make statements like that.”