Texas Governor Rick Perry thinks Wendy Davis should have "learned from her own example"—being a young single mom—to believe the same things he believes, namely that women shouldn't have control over their own reproductive systems. Genius, Rick.
Think Progress has a video clip of Perry's speech today to a right-to-life organization:
Who are we to say that children born into the worst of circumstances can’t grow to live successful lives? In fact, even the woman who filibustered the Senate the other day was born into difficult circumstances. 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. It is 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.
Thanks for trying to mansplain her own life to her, Governor Perry! But I think, perhaps, she may be the best judge of what to learn from her own experience, huh? Maybe her personal experiences around women's access to reproductive health care do, in fact, inform her opinions on, you know, women's access to reproductive health care. No? That's inconceivable to you, Governor Perry?