Fox Contributor Erick Erickson Labels Wendy Davis “Abortion Barbie”

Fox News contributor Erick Erickson called Texas State Senator and choice advocate Wendy Davis “Abortion Barbie” after The Weekly Standard attacked her for not responding to a question that linked legal abortion to the crimes of doctor Kermit Gosnell.

During an event at the National Press Club, The Weekly Standard asked Davis to respond to claims that there is no difference between some types of legal abortion and the crimes of convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell. After retweeting a link to the post, Erickson tweeted that it's “a bit embarrassing that Abortion Barbie doesn't even have her facts straight on Kermit Gosnell considering abortion is her issue”:

Erickson tweet

Erickson has a history of inflammatory comments, including directing liberals to a coat hanger sales site after a restrictive Texas abortion bill passed, later responding to criticism by offering his “Sincere Apologies to the Kid Killing caucus.” Erickson defended Republican Missouri Rep. Todd Akin after he claimed it was “really rare” for victims of “legitimate rape” to become pregnant and called the opening of the 2012 Democratic National Convention the “First night of the Vagina Monologues.”

Right-wing media have repeatedly attempted to connect Gosnell's crimes to legal abortion.