Texas Governor Rick Perry addressed his state’s impending anti-abortion legislation–and the woman who successfully filibustered it Tuesday night–at the National Right to Life Convention this morning in Dallas. Here’s what he said about Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth):
No life is trivial in God’s eyes. And the fact is, who are we to say that children born in the worst of circumstances can’t grow to live successful lives? In fact, even the woman who filibustered the Senate the other day was born into difficult circumstances. She was the daughter of a single woman, she was a teenage mother herself. She managed to eventually graduate from Harvard Law School and serve in the Texas senate. It is just unfortunate that she hasn’t learned from her own example that every life must be given a chance to realize its full potential and that every life matters.
Yesterday Perry called a second special legislation session to vote on anti-abortion bill next week.
A video from the opposition researchers at Think Progress is above.