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UM, WHAT?

Rick Perry Attacks Wendy Davis

“It is just unfortunate she hasn’t learned from her own example.”

Did Rick Perry not get the memo that he should be taking State Sen. Wendy Davis seriously? The Texas governor on Thursday tried to knock down Davis, who staged a 13-hour filibuster on Tuesday night to kill a restrictive abortion bill that Perry has vowed to sign. At the National Right to Life conference on Thursday, Perry launched into a description of Davis, saying she was “the daughter of a single woman” and a “teenage mother herself” but still graduated from Harvard Law School. As if that isn’t passive-aggressively insulting in itself, get ready for what followed. “It is just unfortunate that she hasn’t learned from her own example that every life must be given a chance to realize its full potential and that every life matters.” Davis quickly responded to Perry, saying “Rick Perry's statement is without dignity and tarnishes the office he holds.” Perry has called for a special legislative session on Monday to pass the abortion bill.

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