Wendy Davis Redefines ‘Pro-Life,’ Enrages Anti-Choicers

From The National Memo:  http://www.nationalmemo.com/wendy-davis-redefines-pro-life-enrages-anti-choicers/

Jason Sattler
November 6th, 2013

The right-wing blog world is erupting again at Wendy Davis.

The state senator first became the focus of conservatives’ burning scorn for her 11-hour filibuster of the bill that is responsible for abortion providers now going out of business across Texas.

Now that she’s declared she is running for governor of the Lone Star State, the Harvard Law-educated Davis has done it again.

“I am pro-life,” she told a University of Texas at Brownsville crowd on Tuesday. “I care about the life of every child: every child that goes to bed hungry, every child that goes to bed without a proper education, every child that goes to bed without being able to be a part of the Texas dream, every woman and man who worry about their children’s future and their ability to provide for that future. I care about life and I have a record of fighting for people above all else.”

“This isn’t about protecting abortion,” Davis explained in the same appearance. “It’s about protecting women. It’s about trusting women to make good decisions for themselves and empowering them with the tools to do that.”

Well, opponents of abortion rights refuse to have their brand sullied by the woman Red State‘s Erick Erickson called “Abortion Barbie.”

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Calif. ‘Christians’ Spread Another Fake Story About Trans Bathroom Harassment

From The Advocate:  http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2013/10/29/calif-christians-spread-another-fake-story-about-trans-bathroom

Supporters of a campaign to repeal California’s new law supporting transgender students are once again publishing false claims that allege trans teenagers are harassing their female classmates in restrooms.

BY Sunnivie Brydum
October 29 2013

Right-wing opponents of California’s new law ensuring equal access for transgender students have fabricated yet another story about a trans teen “harassing” cisgender (nontrans) students in the school bathroom, reports Zack Ford at ThinkProgress.

After the California-based Pacific Justice Institute publicized a now-debunked story about a transgender teenager in Colorado who it claimed was “inherently harassing” fellow female students simply by using the same restroom as her classmates, another Christian group has followed suit.

Dran Reese, founder of Salt and Light Ministry, a nonprofit project of Temecula, Calif.’s Calvary Chapel Upland that claims it “provides resources that promote good government according to Biblical principles without any party affiliation,” told San Diego’s ABC affiliate last week that a transgender student in Los Angeles was peeking over the tops of restroom stalls to look at female schoolmates.

The station didn’t bother to fact-check the claim, so trans blogger and advocate Cristan Williams called the Los Angeles United School District to see if the harassment actually took place.

And as was the case with the Colorado story, an official with LAUSD’s office of communications confirmed to Williams that no harassment occurred. Williams published audio of her conversation with the official, who acknowledged that the school did receive a complaint, but “it turned out that it was fabricated by one of the parents who opposes transgender students in schools. So it was an unfortunate situation, to have put the students through, but it was fabricated.”

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