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AUSTIN, TX, October 7, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton got the endorsement of another zealous abortion supporter last week, former Texas Democrat State Senator Wendy Davis.

At a September 30 campaign event for Clinton in Austin, Davis lauded the former secretary of state as a great leader.

As the country’s first female president, Clinton would “hopefully knit this Congress back together,” according to Davis, and promote an agenda of “things that really matter to American families.”

In August, Clinton called efforts to defund Planned Parenthood “a full-assault on women’s health” and stated, “I’m proud to stand with Planned Parenthood.”

“Hillary has demonstrated for many years her exemplary ability to lead in the face of real challenges,” she said, according to the Dallas Morning News. “We need someone like that.”

She accused Republicans who wish to defund Planned Parenthood of “playing with people’s lives…in order to score political points with the extreme base of the Republican Party.”

She singled out one particularly close rival: a senator from her own state.

“Ted Cruz and others who are in agreement with him are absolutely not fit to lead this country,” she said.

Davis has called abortion “sacred ground,” claimed she “didn’t know happened in the Gosnell case” months after Gosnell’s murder conviction for killing babies just after birth, and said that the reason people don’t support late-term abortion is because they “don’t really understand” it.

As a state senator Davis opposed safeguards for unborn children throughout pregnancy, along with proposed safety measures for Texas abortion facilities.

Davis gained notoriety in June 2013 for performing an 11-hour filibuster against proposed legislation, Texas SB5, which prohibited abortion after 20 weeks and expanded safety regulations for abortion providers and facilities.

Her filibuster did not last long enough to delay the vote, but a mob of abortion activists protesting at the statehouse screamed long enough to prevent the legislation’s passage.

The effort still failed, as then-Texas Governor Rick Perry called a special session, and the bill ultimately passed.

Later that year Davis referred to herself as pro-life, drawing pro-life criticism, during her failed bid to become Texas governor.

She reiterated her support for late-term abortion as recently as this year, after giving the keynote speech for Planned Parenthood’s annual fundraiser luncheon in Dearborn, Michigan.

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Her fervent support for abortion-on-demand led pundit Erick Erickson to nickname her “Abortion Barbie.”

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