We previously noted that Wendy Davis struggled with female support in her bid to defeat Greg Abbott.

The most recent polling shows the two more or less even among women — not good enough for Davis to have any chance of winning.

Davis’ September Abortion Surprise seems to be having little effect.

National Organization for Women president Terry O’Neill appeared on MSNBC’s “Ed Show” earlier this week and when asked about Davis’ sudden disclosure of having had two abortions, Ms. O’Neill responded tepidly:

Mark Finkelstein of News Busters has the story:

NOW Throwing in Towel on Wendy Davis? Prez Says ‘Always Been Very Much an Uphill Battle’

Are even Wendy Davis’ most ardent supporters detecting the handwriting on the wall? Seems like it. There was NOW president Terry O’Neill, on this evening’s Ed Show, coming close to throwing in the towel. Said O’Neill: “this has always been very much an uphill battle.” Translation: Davis is going down in her race for Governor of Texas.

O’Neill’s comment came in the context of a discussion of Davis’ recent disclosure that she had, reportedly for health reasons, undergone two abortions. It does seem that Davis, down in the polls and with little left to lose, decided to double down on her core issue. O’Neill risibly rejected Schultz’s suggestion that politics were behind Davis’ decision, but did acknowledge Davis’ desperate political position.

Here’s the video:

Featured image via News Busters.