With plenty of experience at it, Wendy Davis tell Duke freshmen to “Fail doing something that matters to you deep in your gut”

By Dave Andrusko

Wendy Davis
Photo: Tracy Nanthavongsa

The story appeared in today’s edition of The Chronicle, the student newspaper at Duke University, under the headline. “’Fail doing something that matters to you’: Wendy Davis tells first-years to learn from others’ experiences.”

The remarks of the pro-abortion former Texas State Senator, best known for her 13 hour filibuster of a pro-life state measure, clearly resonated with reporter Isabelle Doan. Which presumably is why, even though Davis’ speech went on for less than 1/3rd of the allotted time, Doan could write, “Despite the length of her remarks, Davis had a lot to say about failure and perspective.”

Davis’s climb-every-mountain, ford-every-stream moment was

“Fail doing something that matters to you deep in your gut,” Davis said. “Either because of your own personal experiences or because you joined a community with someone whose experiences now matter to you as much as your own.”

As the closing speaker for orientation week, anything of significance Davis did not tell the incoming freshmen?

Did she mention, for example, that part of the law the pro-abortionists in Texas chose not to challenge was a provision that banned killing unborn babies capable of experiencing excruciating pain as they are torn apart?

Not according to Doan’s story.

Did Davis mention that in spite of endless free publicity from pro-abortion Texas media, she was subsequently crunched in her campaign for governor by pro-life Greg Abbott, losing by 950,000 votes? Or that Abbott carried men and women?

Not according to Doan’s story.

Did Davis mention what actually happened during that chaotic filibuster? How, as one pro-lifer, who was at the state Capitol explained

Protests inside and outside the Capitol grew more chaotic and even downright bizarre. Abortion activists led their supporters in heckling pro-life demonstrators with chants of “Hail, Satan!” An array of signs with slogans shocked onlookers, such as “Abortion on Demand and Without Apology” and “Screw Patriarchy.”

Representative Scott Sanford (R-McKinney) received a tweet from an abortion advocate threatening, “I will drown @Scott_SanfordTX in blood & bile then feed his corpse to territorial crows. Satan, come to us we are ready. #hailsatan #tcot.”

Not according to Doan’s story.

Naw, it was the usual pro-abortion cant and praise for her own stamina during the 13 hour filibuster. (Davis did succeed in stopping passage the first go-round but the pro-life governor called a special session and the bill passed.)

Davis couldn’t be prouder of herself.

Personally, I couldn’t be prouder of the people of Texas.