Skip to comments.Texas senator filibusters against abortion bill
Posted on 06/25/2013 2:48:00 PM PDT by SMGFan
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Wearing pink tennis shoes to prepare for nearly 13 consecutive hours of standing, a Democratic Texas state senator on Tuesday began a one-woman filibuster to block a GOP-led effort that would impose stringent new abortion restrictions across the nation's second-most populous state.
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She should be ashamed. Why is she anti-woman?
I’ve been filibustering Davis’ phone lines and will continue to do so until midnight, or until she stops. She has pro-abortion forces manning them.
Davis’ Austin phone: 512-463-0110
Have at it.
Perry will call a special session. She is a waste of space.
Her dedication to liberalism is so strong she can hardly fail in her endeavor. I wish Perry would call another special session as soon as she runs out the clock.
This woman supports the butchery of women in abortion clinics when a botched abortion occurs. So much for SAFE, legal, and rare.
13 hours of standing should prove to be entertaining, but if she breaches, no pun intended, the Republicans should immediately gavel down and hold votes in rapid succession.
Not all of the abortion clinics in Houston. I doubt a lot of other cities are so radically affected. AP activism.
What wears pink shoes and defends the killing of an unborn child for 13 hours?
Too many comments saying words to the effect, “If you don’t want an abortion then don’t get one” to whom I say, “If you don’t want to accept responsibility for creation of a human being, then get sterilized!”
Should she not be wearing blood read shoes, as well as all of her clothing being blood red? However I am not sure what she should wear to signify her black heart.
She is also holding up legislation on transportation, life in prison, and other items.
I see that AP got their talking points from a Planned Parenthood activist:
“If this passes, abortion would be virtually banned in the state of Texas, and many women could be forced to resort to dangerous and unsafe measures,” said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund and daughter of the late former Texas governor Ann Richards.
I wonder what the rules are? Been reading some, but can’t find ‘em. Seen several sources that they will have to wait 2 years to reintroduce the bill? Can someone help me here? I don’t think he can call another Special Session but don’t quote me on anything on this one. I truly know next to nothing on TX parliamentary rules.
Does she tell her child that she wished she'd aborted him/her? Because that is what is being said here. She had her first child when she was still a teenager and that teens need access to abortions, especially in rural communities.
She should wear a necklace of fetus skulls, to be in keeping with her mission.
What is the chance of her lasting longer on her filibuster than Rand Paul?
President Clinton was lying when he said he wanted abortion to be “SAFE, legal, and rare.” However, that’s probably the true mainstream view and a winning political position. Most Americans are not willing to eliminate abortion in all cases, like rape and incest, and starting from the moment of conception.
I think it’s morally wrong to kill any innocent life, but most Americans would not pass laws making it murder to kill shortly after conception. They also don’t support killing aborted babies that survive being born or are partially born so they can have their brains sucked out.
So I think this liberal Texas senator is fighting a losing and unpopular battle. Most Americans want reasonable restrictions on abortion. The Texas law is reasonable.
Sen. Wendy Davis, 50, of Fort Worth, is just another Democrat fighting for Death and Murder Incorporated.
The Texas law is after 20 weeks and providing better medical care for the patients.
Planned Parenthood, AP, and the Democrat Party are engaging in hysteria by claiming it would end all abortions in the state (or “force” some people on the border to go to “gun ravaged Mexico” to seek an abortion). And of course they waved coat hangers in the Senate.
So much drama. So few facts. Clearly they don’t have the issue won if they have to distort so much.