On Monday, the day Catholics celebrated the Feast of the Annunciation, abortion enthusiast and former Texas Senator Wendy Davis, often referred to as “Abortion Barbie,” gave a speech at a Catholic university, Notre Dame, in which she promoted abortion by touting her own “choice” to murder her 20-week-old, pain-capable baby girl “out of love.”
A gruesome dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortion procedure—which effectively crushes, dismembers and then removes the unwanted baby which once had a beating heart—was rationalized as an “act of love” that Davis bravely underwent since her baby daughter had a fetal brain abnormality. The baby girl, according to Davis, was better off being ripped apart and murdered in her womb.
For this, Davis should be granted sainthood.
“[I was] post-20 weeks of pregnancy of a much-wanted pregnancy that I had waited years to have, and … our very much-wanted child was suffering from a fatal fetal brain abnormality,” she said to the students at the Catholic university. “What we were told was that if our child survived delivery, which she would likely not, that she would live a life of tremendous suffering — if she lived long at all — and we made a decision out of love.”
Life Site notes that Davis accredited “her own late-term abortion is what triggered her notorious 11-hour filibuster at the Texas statehouse in 2013 against a proposed ban on most abortions after 20 weeks.”
“That was my decision to make; it wasn’t a decision that a legislature made for me,” added Abortion Barbie. “The issue of [abortion] is not to impose our ideas on other people — particularly when we may not understand the position a person is in, and the decision she is making.”
Let’s examine Davis’ “act of love” in a little more depth, without all the feel-good deceptive euphemisms.
According to Charlotte Lozier Institute, D&E abortion procedures are the most common abortions between 13-24 weeks gestation, and they are horrifying: “These particularly gruesome surgical techniques involve crushing, dismemberment and removal of a fetal body from a woman’s uterus, mere weeks before, or even after, the fetus reaches a developmental age of potential viability outside the mother. In some cases, especially when the fetus is past the stage of viability, the abortion may involve administration of a lethal injection into the fetal heart in utero to ensure that the fetus is not pulled out alive or with the ability to survive.”
Pro-life advocate and former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino walks through the barbaric procedure step by step in the video below illustrated via animation; it is still, as you may suspect, completely horrifying.
“What we were told was that if our child survived delivery, which she would likely not, that she would live a life of tremendous suffering — if she lived long at all — and we made a decision out of love.”
-Wendy Davis on aborting her 20-week-old daughter
Although the Notre Dame Gender Studies website deemed Davis “a modern-day Texas heroine,” Abortion Barbie is no martyr. Rather, Davis is a woman who took it upon herself to decide if the unborn person in her womb was worthy of life: she decided she wasn't, and she decided to kill the baby. Davis played God, congratulated herself for it, and now demands that other women have the same opportunity to decide who is worthy of life.