"The understanding on the part of those candidates is that they are appealing to a particular type of voter, who is going to respond to that rhetoric and hopefully come their way when it comes time to vote," Ms. Davis said. "But the consequence of using language like that, can be very dangerous. I think candidates need to step back, take a deep breath, and understand, as I said before, we have a responsibility to use thoughtful and careful language. It is fine to disagree on this issue. Of course, abortion is a constitutionally protected right in this country, but I respect people who have a differing opinion on it. We have to be careful about the language that's used when we discuss it."