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Wendy Davis Says She Supports a 20-Week Abortion Ban

Despite her famous 13-hour filibuster last year against new abortion legislation in Texas, Sen. Wendy Davis says she actually supports a 20-week ban on abortion. In a new interview, she clarified her position, saying that she would have actually voted for the Texas abortion law—that was eventually passed after her filibuster—if it wasn’t for other measures that did not defer to the woman or doctor in cases of potential abnormalities or risks to the mother’s health. “I would have and could have voted to allow that to go through, if I felt like we had tightly defined the ability for a woman and a doctor to be making this decision together and not have the Legislature get too deep in the weeds of how we would describe when that was appropriate.” As CBS News points out, the position may be an effort to widen her political appeal in the state, as she may be preparing to run for governor: “By supporting a version of the 20-week ban, Davis is likely trying to stake out broader support in her conservative state” …

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