This is imposition of government will on the individual. State Senator Davis and her mother had a choice. They sincerely did. When State Senator Davis made her choice as a teenager she made for her own reasons. She wanted her baby and today she has a family she loves and adores. It has increased her joy in life.
Her mother had a choice too and she chose the same path as her daughter whom is now a State Senator of Texas, but, it was generation earlier.
There were women and still are women making choices. I don't know if State Senator Davis is a Christian woman, that isn't the issue here, which brings me to the crudeness of the imposing will of the government by this Governor.
Governor Perry states very clearly, "...no life, no life is trivial in god's eyes...". He is stating that women whom choose to have abortions make trivial decisions. That is simply not at all the case. Abortions are never simple decisions for women and they are expensive. If women are forced to have abortions in a hospital or surgical setting they are going to be nearly unaffordable for women.
But, what Governor Perry is doing in this speech is demeaning women, stating they cannot discern what a trivial life or an important life is. Those components go into decision making about abortions and sometimes the most important life in that decision is of the woman; for whatever reason it exists.
Late term abortions are only about 1% of abortions and they are the most difficult for any woman. The physician has a easier time deciding than his patient. It is always a see-saw emotional roller coaster at that point. But, the decisions are made and the abortions are performed and women's lives are safe.
Women that decide to have an abortion will have an abortion, they will not be dissuaded. The have come to decisions both emotional and desperate and they will seek a way because the alternative seems more desperate than the abortion itself. It is that reality we as a society will never and can never dismiss as a reality.
The women that choose to have abortions will have abortions in some place, in some way and with or without the governments consent, even if they were made to be criminals of murder they would do it anyway. Those women have the plight of a uterus with a fetus at a difficult time in their lives. I don't care the age or the wealth or the poverty. THEY DON'T WANT THE PREGNANCY!
It is these women that require State Senators of Texas to stand up for them and fight the good fight and not the biased and prejudiced fight. Women need and must have alternatives and we as a society have to take on the moral reality we have to provide a path for them. It is up to the woman's doctor and her to decide the best path for her to take, not a government, not a special group that have created a special interest for elections to pluck at the heart strings of Americans.
Abortion is not about babies, it is about women and the State Senators of Texas have to remember that. It is their obligation under the Public Trust they pledged to uphold when they took office.
Governor Perry is politicizing the issue of abortion when there is absolutely no need for him to do so, except political ambitions. While government has an interest in babies, there is no shortage in the USA. What there is though is a shortage of legislators that will due their sworn duty to uphold the Constitution and solve the problems before them. Access to abortion will become a problem if the Texas legislature acts to put obstacles in the way of women who choose. Governor Perry is not solving a problem he is creating one and a very dangerous one at that.