Texas based politician Wendy Davis claimed that it is “absurd,” to view conception as the beginning of human life.
Sources have noted:
“Davis delivered a feminist speech in support of Planned Parenthood Thursday evening to a crowd of almost 100 supporters at Cannon Green restaurant. The former senator famously filibustered an abortion bill in her home state of Texas for 11 hours in June 2013, only to lose a bid for the governor’s seat the following year.
Battles over abortion and funding for the reproductive health care provider have escalated under the Donald Trump administration. Though measures seeking to remove state and federal dollars for Planned Parenthood and to make abortions illegal have failed so far, legislators in Washington D.C. and in South Carolina have shown signs of chipping away on the issue.
Most recently, an anti-abortion measure advanced in the South Carolina legislature Wednesday that defines life as beginning at the moment of conception. Davis characterized such legislation as “absurd” and attributed the bill to “politicians who believe that thumping their chest … is something that they’re rewarded for when they run for re-election.”
It appears to be a never ending debate questioning the legality of abortion centers given that most anti-abortion believe that human life begins at conception, whereas pro-abortion advocates suggest that human life begins at a later stage in pregnancy.
It was a little surprising that Davis made such comments at a fund-raising event in South Carolina, a state that is actively working towards considering a bill that would declare that life begins at the moment of conception.
Many took to social media, to slam Davis for her comments and argued that its settled science that life begins at the moment of conception:
[email protected] SCIENCE! Oh wait….forget science. Life begins when democrats say so.”
“ @LifeNewsHQ Except that it is literally incontrovertible scientific fact.”
[email protected] It’s all about $$$. From what I’ve read about PP founder Margaret Sanger she was fairly diabolical. Hitler liked her ideas though.”
However, things stirred up the most when the conservative commentator Ben Shapiro tweeted,
No, absurd was your gubernatorial run https://t.co/ScZPCip9M5
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) April 28, 2017
He reminded Davis that the only thing “absurd,” was her failed attempt in running for Texas governorship back in 2014. Davis not only lost the election, but she lost it in a rather epic manner. Republican Greg Abbott beat Davis 59 percent to 39 percent in the election, leaving Davis to win Dallas County, Travis County and a few other minor counties, only.