The war on women is now being fought in Texas. The state legislature,
which is controlled by Republicans, was considering the most restricted
Anti-Abortions bill. The bill was being supported and opposed on party
lines. Republicans in support of the bill, and Democrats against the bill.
The bill would elinimate abortions after 20 weeks. The legislation
would have closed almost every abortion clinic in Texas. Texas is a big
state, with alot of people, and its one of the largest populated states.
Democrats staged a filibuster in the state senate to block the bill. One
female senator decided to lead the filibuster. Wendy Davis, state senator
of Forth Worth, led the filibuster for almost 14 hours. According to the
rules, she could not sit, lean, get something eat, take a bathroom break,
or stop talking. She was supported by hundreds of women and other
supporters at the Austin state capital.
The bill failed, after Republicans voted to end her filibuster, and they
ran out of time to offfically pass the bill.
Personally, I am inspired and impressed with this woman. State Senator
Wendy Davis, raised by a young single mother, first to get her college
degree, and go to Harvard.
I'm a big believer in standing up for what you believe in, and Wendy
Davis that. She did it in a honest, respectful, and humble way.
LINK for more info: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/06/wendy-davis-abortion-filibuster-texas-93397_Page2.html