Even though she is famous for filibustering abortion restrictions, Wendy Davis now says she would support sharp restrictions on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
The Democratic candidate for Texas governor says she favors a ban that adequately defers to women and their doctors, allowing for exceptions for such things as birth defects and the health of the mother.
She said the 20 week abortion ban was the "least objectionable" part of the bill she filibustered last summer. It contained measures that would have shut down most of the abortion clinics in the Lone Star State.
Only about 1 percent of abortions take place after 20 weeks of pregnancy and are usually performed because of a major threat to the mother's health or a severe fetal abnormality.
Despite the clarification of her position, Davis retained the support of abortion rights groups. NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue called Davis a "champion for women," Huffington Post reports.