Only someone in the liberal media could believe that someone who made their name defending late-term abortions was “America’s Conscience on Abortion.”
As everyone knows, Wendy Davis, who is believed to be running for Governor of Texas, just remembered Texas was a red state and she flip-flopped on the issue of late-term abortions in order to convince Texans she wasn’t a radical pro-abortion nut. Only someone in the media could see this as evidence of a strong character.
The Daily Beast reports:
The idea that Davis supporters or foes should get into a tizzy because she actually articulated the position of most Americans on abortion is silly. The idea that they would attempt to spin her nuanced response as politically calculating is even sillier. Nuance is rarely known to make for an effective political ad or to win votes in the current sound-bite heavy political climate, although our political landscape would be better if it did.
Like most Americans, her position on abortion is more complicated than the simplistic labels “pro-choice” or “pro-life” can adequately capture—which in part makes them increasingly useless in politics, something confirmed by a poll by reproductive rights organization Planned Parenthood.
You know how I know pro-lifers are on the comeback trail? It’s because for years, this was argued as not complicated at all but so very black and white. Now, even the most rabid pro-aborts are hiding behind “grays” and “complications.”
We know it’s not.