At the San Antonio Express-News
, Peggy Fikac has posted some excerpts
from Wendy Davis' memoir, Forgetting to Be Afraid
Sen. Wendy Davis in her memoir due out next week discloses the most personal of stories preceding her nationally marked fight against tighter abortion restrictions: a decision she and her then-husband made 17 years ago to end a much-wanted pregnancy.
Davis, in a copy of the book obtained by the Express-News, wrote that her unborn third daughter had an acute brain abnormality. She said doctors told her the syndrome would cause the baby to suffer and was likely incompatible with life.
“An indescribable blackness followed. It was a deep, dark despair and grief, a heavy wave that crushed me, that made me wonder if I would ever surface... And when I finally did come through it, I emerged a different person. Changed. Forever changed,” Davis wrote.
Yet woman-hating extremists will probably continue to attack Wendy and to call her names like "Abortion Barbie."
And Wendy's opponent in the Texas gubernatorial race, Greg Abbott, "believes that abortion should be illegal with no exceptions for rape, incest, or to protect the life of the woman."
The choice is clear, and I #StandwithWendy.
9:51 PM PT: I think that we crashed their site, so the link to the article isn't working at the moment. The author cross-posted it here: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/...