After Cecile Richards announced she will resign as president of Planned Parenthood in 2018, speculation turned to her replacement. America’s largest abortion business has given no indication yet of who will take Richard’s place, or even of when exactly Richards will step down, though reports indicate she will leave in May. Texas’ infamous “Abortion Queen” Wendy Davis has taken the publicity opportunity to encourage rumors that she might be the next president of Planned Parenthood.
At the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, POLITICO asked Davis if she would be interested in running Planned Parenthood. Davis dodged the question but indicated she was not opposed to taking the reigns of America’s abortion corporation. Instead of responding to the reporter’s question directly, Davis praised Planned Parenthood and stated that the abortion business “is always going to be part of the core of who I am.”
Truer words could not be spoken. Davis rose to national infamy by ardently defending late-term abortions in Texas. Davis stood on the floor of the Texas Senate for 11-hours in a last-ditch effort by abortion extremists to prevent the passage of life-saving legislation in 2013. The bill Davis opposed most notably included a provision that protects babies from abortions at 20 weeks, the stage of development at which they undeniably feel the unimaginable pain of being killed in abortion. Despite the efforts of abortion radicals and Davis’ filibuster, Pro-Life Texas legislators successfully passed the bill protecting pain-capable preborn babies and the legislation remains law today.
Although Davis’ abortion activism gained national attention, her anti-Life views seem to have been the death knell for her political career in Texas. Davis ran unsuccessfully for governor and has since been little more than an abortion fundraiser. Texas Right to Life PAC contributed to Pro-Life Governor Greg Abbott’s landslide victory in 2014 by exposing Davis’ radical abortion stance in advertising leading up to the election.
POLITCO outlined the reasons Planned Parenthood might consider Davis to oversee the organization, writing:
In many ways, Davis could be an attractive candidate. She has a national fundraising operation and is skilled at raising large amounts of money online, is a regular on the Democratic political circuit, and is a much sought-after surrogate.
Planned Parenthood is a major source of fundraising for Democrat candidates and has significant political power as a result, so these assets would likely be top priorities. Davis’ ascent to leader of Planned Parenthood would have the added benefit of clarifying that Planned Parenthood really is in the business of abortion before all else. Planned Parenthood’s non-abortion services continue to decline, yet Planned Parenthood affiliates across the country kill more than 320,000 preborn babies in abortion each year. Davis’ name is synonymous with abortion extremism, and her possible leadership of Planned Parenthood would highlight that “Planned Parenthood” is, too.