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Rick Perry Has The Nerve To Tsk Tsk Wendy Davis For Not ‘Learning’ From Her Own Life As A Teen Mom

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rick perryBefore you started popping champagne bottles about the demise of DOMA, I hoped you raised an additional glass to cape-flapping, prominent S on her chest Wendy Davis. The Texas senator reportedly stood on her feet for 11 hours (with no breaks for food, potty, or even water) to filibuster Senate Bill 5. The piece of legislation would have banned abortion after 22 weeks — reportedly closing nearly all the abortion clinics in Texas. But not only has Rick Perry scheduled a second emergency session to counter Wendy, he is now getting in her face about being a teen mother.

How can a staunchly pro-life legislator get in a single teenage mother’s face about actually having her baby? Watch and learn!

TIME reports that Perry attended a National Right to Life Convention in Dallas this morning. He delivered the following criticisms about Wendy’s own life choices and the lessons she should be retaining:

No life is trivial in God’s eyes. And the fact is, who are we to say that children born in the worst of circumstances can’t grow to live successful lives? In fact, even the woman who filibustered the Senate the other day was born into difficult circumstances. She was 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 is 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.

Wow. Please do take care to notice the brilliant lines of overt sexism in that the little woman is utterly INCAPABLE of gleaning the obvious from her own life. Not to mention the absurd notion that single mothers and teenage mothers should all have the same values, beliefs, and opinions. Is this Ivy League, college-educated, extremely hard working and dedicated mother stupid or something?

While I respect some of my pro-life advocates across the aisle, this argument is just about as ludicrous as masturbating fetuses.

Wendy protected a woman’s right to choose when she stood upon that floor for 11 hours — a concept that continues to evade our contemporary political dialogue. Pro-choice isn’t printing out two for one abortion coupons in your home office or supporting monsters like Gosnell. Shockingly, it’s not even promising that you would have an abortion yourself or would force them upon your sisters, neighbors, or random women on the street. It is — and always has been — simply about having the healthy and safe choice for women.

And despite Wendy’s choice falling in line with Rick Perry’s own agenda, he has the gall to insist that her struggles have not informed her applaudable filibuster?

Talk about restricting a woman’s choices.

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