It's been almost a year since the historic abortion filibuster of state Senator Wendy Davis in Austin, Texas where she took to the floor of the Texas Senate to make sure that the state did not ban abortions after 20 weeks – that is a preborn baby who is five months along with fully formed hands and feet, who can feel pain, suck his/her thumb, and whose movements can sometimes be felt by his or her mother.
Wendy Davis talked for over 11 hours promoting late-term abortion and was idolized by pro-abortion women's groups and even President Barack Obama, who tweeted in support of her. Not surprising given his stance on the Born Alive Infants Protection Act, which he voted against on several different occasions. Because why should babies born alive have any protections against being killed after their botched executions by the likes of Kermit Gosnell or Douglas Karpen? Of course, our president would support the killing of children after 20 weeks in utero and promote a woman who talked for hours on end about it!
The protests at the statehouse in Austin during Davis' filibuster in the days following were epic. Students for Life, along with many other pro-life groups, organized bus tours and counter protests in support of the majority of the state senators who wanted to pass the bill that Davis was filibustering. Students for Life even made national news when the YMCA backed out of a previous agreement to allow the students to take showers after hours because pro-abortion protestors bullied the YMCA for daring to let pro-life students use their facilities.
Now Wendy Davis' camp is trying to recapture the "spirit" – what spirit that is remains to be seen since her supporters were caught on video chanting "Hail Satan" – of the filibuster. She is asking people to donate only $20 to her gubernatorial campaign celebrating her filibuster anniversary this Wednesday at a party in Austin.
Embarrassingly enough, she can't get people to donate twenty bucks for a single ticket to celebrate the occasion where she fought for the right to kill viable babies and against regulations that would have made abortion safer for women by requiring abortionists and their facilities to adhere to the same standards as other medical operating facilities because, well, late-term abortion isn't a one-day, easy procedure.
The Washington Examiner notes that:
NARAL (formerly the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League) Pro-Choice Texas is providing interested parties who don't want to pay $20 with free tickets.
"If this event sounds fun to you but the $20 ticket price would keep you away, we can get you free tickets!" the organization says on its website.
Free tickets to the event are also being advertised on Craigslist and Reddit. And, because it's Reddit, the comment sections provided the following gem.
Reddit user RVelts asked if the filibuster "was already a year ago?" to which testu_nagouchi responded "felt like 9 months, if you know what I mean..."
Even Wendy Davis herself is tweeting about free tickets without mentioning that the filibuster was about abortion. Of course.
Americans overwhelming support banning late-term abortions. No wonder people don't want to hand over their hard earned money to celebrate the support this horrid way of killing the most innocent among us.