Don’t Be Certain the Draft Decision Ending Roe Will Drive Texas Turnout

Don’t Be Certain the Draft Decision Ending Roe Will Drive Texas Turnout

In 2014, state senator Wendy Davis ran for governor on the back of her efforts to derail a bill that would have forced abortion clinics to close across the state. The bill had been the most restrictive legislation the Texas GOP had tried to pass in its long-standing crusade to eliminate legal abortion in the state. During her campaign, Davis’s position on the procedure was not absolute—she even briefly suggested that she could, in theory, support a ban after twenty weeks’ gestation with sufficient medical exemptions—but she stood for the principle that abortion should be legal and available to all Texans. Part of the theory of her campaign was that the median Texas voter was closer to her position on the issue than that of…

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