Pro-aborts and Democracy
Wendy Davis, two term Texas pro-abort State Senator, got her fifteen minutes of fame last night with a 11 hour filibuster against a proposed Texas statute to ban abortion after 20 weeks and to tighten regulations on abortion mills. After her filibuster was ruled out of order, a mob of 400 pro-abort observers engaged in chanting, screaming and generally raising hell to delay the vote on the bill, which passed 19-10, until just after midnight, killing the bill since the legislative session ended at midnight. (Unsurprising, considering media bias on abortion, how few of the stories covering this event bothered noting the lop-sided nature of the final vote.) Nothing daunted, pro-life Governor Rick Perry has called the legislature back into session:
“I am calling the Legislature back into session because too much important work remains undone for the people of Texas. Through their duly elected representatives, the citizens of our state have made crystal clear their priorities for our great state. Texans value life and want to protect women and the unborn. Texans want a transportation system that keeps them moving. Texans want a court system that is fair and just. We will not allow the breakdown of decorum and decency to prevent us from doing what the people of this state hired us to do.
This event is instructive for a few reasons. First, pro-lifers were asleep at the switch. Confident in their majority they allowed the pro-abort mob to go unchallenged. Second, the deep contempt that most pro-aborts have for democracy if it impinges on their sacred
rite right to kill their kids was on full display, as this mob action is hailed as a “people’s filibuster” by leftist blogs. Pro-lifers, when legislative action is pending, must never allow pro-aborts to have unchallenged reign to disrupt legislative proceedings. We must always remember that we are not engaging in reasoned debate with people who play by our rules. The hard core pro-abort activists might as well be from the Andromeda Galaxy as far as their willingness to accept the verdict of the ballot box according to the traditional American understanding of democratic self-rule. If we are going to defeat them, we must take this sad fact into account.