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Wendy Davis embellishes her own life while denying life to the preborn

Written By | Jan 20, 2014

By Jennifer Oliver O’Connell

CALIFORNIA, January 20, 2014 — Texas State Senator Wendy Davis burst on the scene in the summer of 2013 with her 11-hour filibuster against a bill that would ban late-term abortions and demand stricter requirements for abortion clinics. Dubbed “Abortion Barbie” by the pro-life realm, she decided to stretch her 15-minutes of fame and launch a campaign for governor of Texas.

Good luck with that. Polls show she is trailing her pro-life opponent, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, and new revelations about shadings and misstatements in her biography probably will not help her case. Davis’ PR as an up-by-her-bootstraps, feminist choice has taken a hit with Saturday’s Dallas Morning News story:

“Davis was 21, not 19, when she was divorced. She lived only a few months in the family mobile home while separated from her husband before moving into an apartment with her daughter.

“A single mother working two jobs, she met Jeff Davis, a lawyer 13 years older than her, married him and had a second daughter. He paid for her last two years at Texas Christian University and her time at Harvard Law School, and kept their two daughters while she was in Boston. When they divorced in 2005, he was granted parental custody, and the girls stayed with him. Wendy Davis was directed to pay child support.”

The article also quotes Davis’s ex-husband as saying it was right after he sent the last check to Harvard that she left him.

“Jeff Davis said that was right around the time the final payment on their Harvard Law School loan was due. ‘It was ironic,’ he said. ‘I made the last payment, and it was the next day she left.’”

Wendy Davis comes off as less “feminist” and more “gold digger.” The Girl Scouts of America were actually considering her for Woman of the Year. What a shining example for our young girls!

Davis did acknowledge to the Dallas Morning News the “shadings” of truth in her biography.

“In an extensive interview last week, Davis acknowledged some chronological errors and incomplete details in what she and her aides have said about her life.

“‘My language should be tighter,’ she said. ‘I’m learning about using broader, looser language. I need to be more focused on the detail.’”

So Harvard Law School didn’t teach her how to focus on the detail? Her poor ex-husband sure wasted a ton of money. One wonders how her lack of focus on detail has affected her law clients and her work in the Senate. Now she wants to run the entire state? The arrogance is stunning.

A #MoreFakeThanWendyDavis hashtag is well-deserved, and trending on Twitter.  It seems poetic justice that Davis’ political falsehoods are coming to light the same week as the annual March for Life in Washington, DC. Men, women, and children have converged upon DC to mark the 41st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, and to pray, advocate, and stand to see an end to the scourge of abortion. As Lifenews reports, “Participants will march as a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, legalized abortion on demand.” (emphasis mine)

It seems fitting that a woman who took her power as a State Senator to uphold a lie has been found to have manufactured more lies about her personal life to uphold her candidacy. Davis is less an advocate of the people and more a perpetrator of the false doctrine of me-ism that robs innocent lives.

If this Dallas Morning News story shows anything, it is that Wendy Davis is out for herself and her own agenda. It really is no surprise that she would take a stand on such a selfish and barbaric act as late-term abortions, then build an entire campaign around that stand and a false biography. Her actions in her personal and political life reflect a grasping opportunism that sorely needs to be expunged from politics, not encouraged.

Texans who care about truth and care about the preborn need to take notes and spread this news to their fellow Texans. Wendy Davis is turning out to be a questionable role model for women, a questionable leader, and a marginal candidate.

Jennifer Oliver OConnell

Jennifer Oliver OConnell offers witty, insightful, and direct opinion, analysis and musings on local and national politics and popular culture, with occasional detours into reinvention, food, and Yoga. Jennifer also teaches Yoga, and coaches clients on careers and reinvention. You can keep up with what's in Jennifer's orbit through her As the Girl Turns website.