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Texas Abortion Bill Filibustered By State Senator Wendy Davis Is Dead

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The Texas anti-abortion bill, which threatened to close nearly all of the abortion clinics in the state and prompted an 11-hour filibuster by state Sen. Wendy Davis (D), is dead, The Austin American-Statesman reported.

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Ellen m (215)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 4:45 am
A big thanks to Senator Davis.
And the clock :-p

Laura H (964)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 4:46 am
Wendy Davis ROCKS!! She stood up (literally!) for women's rights!
Perry is going to keep on trying to get something passed; he's such an @$$ IMO. And to think he wanted to be POTUS; I cringe at the thought.

Thanks Cal.

Carol H (229)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 4:50 am
Wendy Davis was relentless and awesome!!!

Emma S (239)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 4:51 am
I am now her number one fangirl! Thanks, Cal.

David C (29)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 5:15 am
thanks to Senator Davis.

Kit B (276)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 5:26 am

This is not accurate, Perry has clearly said there will be another vote next week. At this meeting of Texas Senate there will be no discussions, no debate and no exercise of democracy.

Wendy Davis and Leticia Van De Putte were strong brave voices for freedom, but Perry will fight this again, and again.

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 6:47 am
Thank you.

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 8:01 am
I saw video of this "circus" on Rachel last night. I wonder what anyone from a civilized place would think of what went on here...?? Wendy is awesome.

lee e (114)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 8:30 am
How tragic that there are so many vicious people in Texas, now after this unique and wonderful woman went through such actions (not the first time either), the dictator, I mean "governor" of Texas is bringing the bill back!
Oops - just saw that Kit mentioned this point - it's nice to know that there exists a few Texans with a sense of decency, but they are the anomaly it would appear!

pam w (139)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 8:51 am
NO QUESTION that she's my newest hero!

NO QUESTION that the battle will go on.


Winnie Adams (179)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 10:26 am
Thank you Senator!

Phyllis P (237)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 12:22 pm
I do not endorse or support killing a human being after 20 weeks. That's murder, plain and simple.

Rebecca Dodge (0)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 1:25 pm
Article is not quite accurate. The bill was not passed in the special session which ended on Jun 25. However under Texas law the governor can call as many special sessions as he wants if the legislature fails to complete it's work at the end of the regular session. These special sessions can be as long as 30 days. The session that ended at midnight on Jun 25 was the 1st special session after the current regular session. He has now called a second special session to begin on Jul 1 in order to consider the abortion bill and 2 others which did not get voted on in either the regular session or the 1st special session.

Diana Bair (7)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 2:45 pm

jan b (5)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 3:38 pm
The fight isn't over of course... Perry doesn't know when to QUIT.
It's not whether I don't believe in abortion or do believe in abortion.......I just don't believe I should have the law enforced that control what other women can do with their own bodies and I don't believe MY belief system should be forced on anyone else if women are going to be free.
The American version of the Taliban needs to recognize this.

Jeremy S (3)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 5:23 pm
As I've said before, I'm not a woman (obviously), but it's not my decision or that of any other man--I'll rephrase that, It's not my decision or that of any other *person* (of either gender) what a woman does with her own body and the child that is tucked away within her. For Perry to try to decide he does, that he has the power over life and death, is criminal! And all because he's the governor of a state--one of 50, despite Texas's continued longings for renewed independence.

Twyla Sparks (208)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 5:23 pm
wtg wendy

Linda h (86)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 6:00 pm
I will live to see Texas go blue again and Wendy Davis will take it to a whole other level.I can't wait to hear the names Limbaugh calls this one. lol

Bette-Ann Libin (11)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 6:57 pm
Texas really despises it's women, mothers and children. Why is this? Southerners, I thought, were known for being "friendly" & "neighborly". I live in CT, a liberal state, you can only imagine how bizarre this is in the year 2013! Goodness gracious, if only those ranting about abortion would care once the baby is born, however, they react with utter disgust, disinterest and disrespect....women deserve better, we hold up half the sky...why do men in religion and politics hate us so much?

Jason S (50)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 7:16 pm
Good posting, thanks

John B (185)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 7:36 pm
Thanks Cal for posting the link to the article. Good news for now but I heard on NPR today that Gov. Perry is calling for another special legislative session to bring the bill up again. Read and noted.

Charlene Rush (79)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 7:42 pm
What Ms.Davis accomplished was admirable. She has my utmost respect.
Body and mind were not meant for such punishment.
The conservative _males_ did everything they could to make her task impossible. Thank heavens for her fans support, at the end.

We must remind ourselves, constantly, that this tactic is about insecure men trying to take back what little POWER & CONTROL, we, females, have managed to grasp for ourselves.
Thank goodness, for the liberal, self-confident men on this site. We give us faith in humanity.

Dee C (229)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 7:42 pm
Gov Perry has no respect for woman whatsoever..He will fight this tooth and nail..

Its good to see those standing up for women's rights in spite of this jerk..

Thanks Cal..
Noted and shared..

Katie & Bill D (107)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 10:14 pm
Stand together ladies, don't give Up! See what you can do!!

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 10:41 pm
More power to Wendy

Lisa W (143)
Friday June 28, 2013, 4:01 am
Kudos and thanks to Wendy Davis!!

paul m (93)
Friday June 28, 2013, 5:00 am

Thanks ,,,Wendy

Dawn Barler (5)
Friday June 28, 2013, 7:23 am
I think that Senator Davis and those that stood with her sent a clear message of where they stand. What I don't get is why Perry and other republicans think they can slap the American people in the face so soundly and not suffer consequence. We need to vote these kind of people out of office and undo the harm they have caused. No matter the party politicians have to remember that we the people run this country and we only lend them the power they have. We as voters need to remember the actions of Perry and the other republicans we have had to deal with come election time. We need to end the madness.

Arild Gone for now (174)
Friday June 28, 2013, 1:54 pm
The roumor of it's dead is not completely the thruth,the fat lady haven't started warming up yet............

Vivian B (169)
Friday June 28, 2013, 3:28 pm
Rick Perry is trying to call another special session! Call 1-817-200-7797 to stop the special session and press 2!! This is very important to help the Pro-Choice Cause!!
Tell Rick Perry the debate is OVER and to quit wasting taxpayer money on special sessions!!

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday June 28, 2013, 6:41 pm
Adding my compliments to the great Wendy Davis for her stamina and steadfast determination. Yes, I've read the bill will be back, but that means more time to gather more to support Wendy again, or another who may take her place. I'm just hoping this isn't done secretly "in the dark of night" where opposition won't have a chance to speak.

Sergio Padilla (65)
Friday July 5, 2013, 6:39 pm
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