Oh Rick Perry, how we've missed you.
The Texas governor who drew national attention for his "oops" moment during the last GOP presidential primary has been thrust back into the national spotlight, thanks to the 11-hour filibuster of Texas State Senator Wendy Davis. And so has his awkward way with language.
"The fact is, who are we to say that children born into the worst of circumstances can't grow to live successful lives?" Perry asked Thursday in a speech before the 43rd annual National Right to Life Convention in Dallas. "In fact, even the woman who filibustered the Senate the other day was born into difficult circumstances."
On Tuesday, Davis filibustered SB5, a bill that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks in Texas and impose regulations that abortion providers say would shut down all but five clinics in the sprawling state, reducing the number from the current 42.
"She was the daughter of a single woman. She was a teenage mother herself. She managed to eventually graduate from Harvard Law School and serve in the Texas senate," Perry continued. "It's 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."