In her recently released book, Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis claims her unborn daughter Tate Elise was suffering and this is one of the reasons she opted for an abortion.
"At some point in the almost two weeks of second and third and fourth opinions and tortured decision making, I could feel her little body tremble violently, as if someone were applying an electric shock to her, and I knew then what we needed to do. She was suffering …”
An unborn child in the second trimester was suffering physical pain?
That’s a strange assertion coming from Davis who claimed just the opposite when she famously filibustered against the prolife law in Texas.
At about the 13 minute mark of the video below, Davis begin discussing a paper in which the authors claim fetal pain probably isn't possible until the third trimester.
She continues in this video.
So her position is that Texas shouldn’t ban late second trimester abortions based on unborn children feeling pain because they don’t feel pain but I had a late second trimester abortion because my unborn child felt pain and I didn't want her to suffer any more.