If you’re a woman who pays attention to what’s going on — going wrong, really — with reproductive rights, you know who Wendy Davis is. She’s running for governor of Texas, but she’s also the lawmaker filibustered for 11 hours on the floor of the Texas State House to prevent passage of severely restrictive regulations on women’s health clinics that provide a variety of services, including abortions.
Sadly, she was only successful in preventing the passage of what was known as Senate Bill 5 for a short time, but that notoriety gave her the stage to launch a campaign to replace Rick Perry.
Davis currently trails her GOP opponent in the current polls, but with the upcoming release of her memoir, “Forgetting to Be Afraid,”Davis is sharing her story about having two abortions for medical reasons. She had talked about ending an ectopic pregnancy some months ago, but is now sharing with audiences that she had a second abortion for medical reason.
So why the memoir now? Because, she says, her story isn’t unique — it’s like so many of our stories: