Perry Says Davis Didn't Learn From Own Example

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DALLAS — Gov. Rick Perry went after rising Democratic star Wendy Davis on Thursday, saying the Texas senator’s fierce advocacy of abortion rights shows that she did not “learn from her own example’’ as a single mother.

The surprisingly personal criticism of Davis, delivered at the National Right to Life convention in Dallas, came two days after she waged a now famous filibuster of a restrictive abortion measure in the state Senate.

Davis called Perry's statement "without dignity," and said it "tarnishes the high office he holds." 

"They are small words ...

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