Wendy Davis' Daughters Defend Mother in Open Letter
An "abortion barbie" who abandons her children? Yeah, we didn't think so.
By Liana Satenstein
Texas Senator Wendy Davis' daughters are coming to to their mother's defense after an article in The Dallas News was published, highlighting inaccuracies about Davis' life story, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Davis first entered the public eye when she held an 11-hour filibuster to protest Texas abortion laws. Her personal life story was nothing short of remarkable. Davis claimed that she was a single mother at 19, who lived in a trailer, and went on to attend Harvard Law. Yet, an article in The Dallas News tells otherwise, highlighting facts that Davis only separated from her first husband at 19, and then divorced him at 21, while her second husband Jeff Davis paid for her time at Harvard Law and also took care of her two children while she was studying in Cambridge.
Since the publication, Davis has been the brunt of criticism. She has been slammed for abandoning her children to go pursue her education, while one Fox News pundit and Conservative blogger Erick Erickson, who has called Davis "Abortion Barbie," in the past (pleasant), wrote on RedState.com that Democrats had "conjured up Wendy Davis from Fairy Tale Land."