Wendy Davis Says She Could Have Backed 20-Week Abortion Ban

But only if the legislation had deferred to women and their doctors


Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, who catapulted to fame last summer when she filibustered a Texas abortion restrictions bill, is now saying she could have supported one of the elements of the bill she tried to stop – the 20-week abortion ban.

In an editorial board meeting with the Dallas Morning News, Davis, who is running for governor in Texas, said she could have backed a ban on abortions performed after 20 weeks if the law deferred to a woman and her doctor. The bill she filibustered in her pink running shoes last summer included a ban on abortions after 20 weeks, but Davis said it did not include enough protections for a woman and her doctor to make the decision.