Wendy Davis: I aborted my baby girl ‘out of love’ (video)
AUSTIN, TX, November 12, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - Wendy Davis says she aborted her baby daughter "out of love," and any attempt to stop her would be "disgusting."
Davis, who became nationally prominent after her 11-hour filibuster of a Texas law to limit abortion to the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, made her comments in a video interview with Mic reporter Elizabeth Plank on Tuesday.
"I've had an abortion," Davis says. "I faced a very difficult choice in a pregnancy that was much-wanted, post-20 weeks, when I discovered that my daughter was suffering from an irreparable and non-life sustaining brain deformation - or malformation - and it was one of the most heart-wrenching decisions I’ve ever had to make."
"And I made my decision out of love,” she concluded.
"The idea that a politician would step into that decision for me and displace my ability to do, out of love, what I knew was right for a daughter that I wanted very much is not only insulting, it's disgusting," Davis said.
It's not the first time Davis has couched her abortion as an act of charity. Last September, she told Good Morning America's Robin Roberts, “We knew that the most loving thing that we could do for our daughter was to say goodbye.”
The autobiographical vignette came as Wendy Davis campaigned for governor of Texas against Republican Gregg Abbott, who was then state attorney general.
Attempting to soften her image in a state that strongly opposes abortion, Davis told a crowd in Brownsville, "I am pro-life," a contention Texas pro-life leaders dismissed as "ludicrous" coming from a candidate who once referred to abortion as "sacred ground."
Davis' campaign criticized for selling baby clothes, including a onesie, to raise funds, and for drawing attention to the fact that Abbott is confined to a wheelchair.
Abbott won the election by a crushing 20 points, in a contest that saw Davis lose the women's vote.
Davis has since continued her national speaking tour and continues to weigh in on politics. Just last month, she endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.