Wendy Davis is running for office. She also has a book out. We’ve seen this all before. No big deal, right?
No big deal except for the fact that this is Texas and the Democratic gubernatorial candidate’s memoir includes an abortion.
The last time Davis spoke personally about abortion (specifically, the ending of an ectopic pregnancy during an epic 13-hour filibuster over a new state abortion law) she was launched into the national spotlight.
Now, in Forgetting to be Afraid, Davis reveals that she terminated another pregnancy in which the fetus had developed a severe brain abnormality.
Supporters are applauding the revelation. “Having that kind of personal story around what is a divisive issue will help,” said a 35-year-old campaign volunteer to The Associated Press.
Republicans thinks so as well, and are taking steps to curb the promotion of the book: Read more