Ms. Davis was once a single mother of 19 and living in a trailer park with her infant daughter. She went on to finish college and law school before becoming a state Senator. Mr. Perry told the media that he thought Ms. Davis should learn from her own example as a teen mother who kept her baby and still managed to move on to a successful career.
Ms. Davis replied that her success was possible because of the help she got from Planned Parenthood. (Texas recently passed a budget that banned any funds for Planned Parenthood's contraceptive services.)
"The Planned Parenthood clinic on Henderson Street in Fort Worth was my sole source of health care for four or five years when I was a young adult. Consider a 19 year old single mom who wants to be smarter about her family planning so she can go to school and move forward with her career. Had I not had those services available to me I would not be standing where I am today."
Take that, Governor.
Texas-- the state that cuts off funds used to provide contraception assistance to poor women and now wants to ban abortion. What could possibly go wrong?