The Texas Senate could vote Friday on new abortion restrictions. Supporters received a boost when former presidential hopeful Rick Santorum came to Austin, then blasted the media for it's biased support of Texas Democrat Wendy Davis, and for vilifying Christian conservatives.
“I wanted to come down here, because I wanted to stand with these men and woman who are doing something really great for our country, shining a light into this darkness that these folks behind the cameras have facilitated,” he told reporters.
Santorum even attacked members of his own party.
“When Republicans want to do things like have safety standards commensurate with every other surgical procedure done in the state of Texas and protect a child who would otherwise be born alive, that is considered radical and fellow Republicans do not line up behind them,” said Santorum.
If the measure banning abortions after 20 weeks is passed, pro-choice activists already are planning to ask the courts to intervene.
Two weeks ago it was Davis' day-long filibuster which forced a second special session. Santorum again blamed media bias, adding Texas conservatives outnumber abortion activists.
“The person who blocked it is lionized by the media, roundly supported by the president and everybody in their party for taking an extreme point of view,” he said. “So you in the media need to understand how you are reporting the truth.”