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Texas senator filibusters against abortion bill
Yahoo AP News ^ | June 25, 2013

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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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; fillibuster; latetermabortions; plannedparenthood; texas
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1 posted on 06/25/2013 2:48:00 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

She should be ashamed. Why is she anti-woman?


2 posted on 06/25/2013 2:50:33 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: SMGFan

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.


3 posted on 06/25/2013 2:51:14 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

Davis’ Austin phone: 512-463-0110

Have at it.


4 posted on 06/25/2013 2:52:03 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: SMGFan

Perry will call a special session. She is a waste of space.


5 posted on 06/25/2013 2:52:16 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: SMGFan

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.


6 posted on 06/25/2013 2:52:34 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: SMGFan; wagglebee
The bill would ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy and force many clinics that perform the procedure to upgrade their facilities and be classified as ambulatory surgical centers. Also, doctors would be required to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles — a tall order in rural communities.

This woman supports the butchery of women in abortion clinics when a botched abortion occurs. So much for SAFE, legal, and rare.

7 posted on 06/25/2013 2:53:44 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SMGFan

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.


8 posted on 06/25/2013 2:55:19 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: SMGFan
When combined in a state 773 miles wide and 790 miles long and with 26 million people, the measures would close almost every abortion clinic in Texas.

Not all of the abortion clinics in Houston. I doubt a lot of other cities are so radically affected. AP activism.

9 posted on 06/25/2013 2:57:37 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SMGFan

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!”


10 posted on 06/25/2013 2:58:31 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: SMGFan

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.


11 posted on 06/25/2013 2:59:02 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

She is also holding up legislation on transportation, life in prison, and other items.


12 posted on 06/25/2013 2:59:18 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

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.


13 posted on 06/25/2013 2:59:49 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

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.


14 posted on 06/25/2013 3:00:36 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: SMGFan
They chose Davis to lead the effort because of her background as a woman who had her first child when she was still a teenager.

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.

15 posted on 06/25/2013 3:02:10 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Mastador1
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 should wear a necklace of fetus skulls, to be in keeping with her mission.

16 posted on 06/25/2013 3:03:10 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: SMGFan

What is the chance of her lasting longer on her filibuster than Rand Paul?


17 posted on 06/25/2013 3:04:09 PM PDT by Dacula
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To: a fool in paradise

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.


18 posted on 06/25/2013 3:04:28 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: SMGFan

Sen. Wendy Davis, 50, of Fort Worth, is just another Democrat fighting for Death and Murder Incorporated.


19 posted on 06/25/2013 3:06:27 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: CitizenUSA

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.


20 posted on 06/25/2013 3:09:54 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: fwdude

Well I think you pegged what she should wear to signify her black heart.


21 posted on 06/25/2013 3:17:53 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: SMGFan

“We want to do whatever we can for women in this state,” said Sen. Kirk Watson of Austin, leader of the Senate Democrats.

That is of course except for the millions of female babies aborted..


22 posted on 06/25/2013 3:20:21 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: SMGFan

I believe it is time to put her in God’s hands and use this for His glory.


23 posted on 06/25/2013 3:30:05 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: a fool in paradise

“The Texas law is after 20 weeks and providing better medical care for the patients.”

Exactly! I’m willing to bet the vast majority of Americans oppose unlimited abortion. If someone truly wanted to keep abortion safe, legal, and rare, this law is perfectly reasonable. The left pushes too far if they think a significant percentage of Americans want partial birth or late term abortions or support killing children that survive an abortion attempt. Even for the pro-choice crowd, 20 weeks is plenty of time to make that “choice.”


24 posted on 06/25/2013 3:31:17 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: SMGFan
She stands for Death.
25 posted on 06/25/2013 3:34:13 PM PDT by IncPen (When you start talking about what we 'should' have, you've made the case for the Second Amendment)
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To: SMGFan

Anybody remember when women were considered soft, warm, loving?

Not any more, all the cold hearted bi+ch’s want to do today is kill their offspring.

Nothing warm and loving about these baby killing murderess’s


26 posted on 06/25/2013 3:39:37 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: CitizenUSA

We are told that this abuses victims of rape and incest. How many such victims wait until 20+ weeks to decide to terminate the pregnancy?

Democrats are shameless in using human shields to push a radical agenda.


27 posted on 06/25/2013 4:02:45 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SMGFan

lol

Let her talk!

The whole world needs to hear what these baby killers believe!


28 posted on 06/25/2013 4:04:54 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: SMGFan; GeronL
the new rules are so draconian that women are going to be forced to head to drug war-torn Mexico to have abortions.

Won't that be ironic? "American" women running to Mexico to have an abortion and Mexican women doing whatever it takes to have their babies in Texas?

29 posted on 06/25/2013 4:07:15 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: RIghtwardHo

This is the last day of a special session called by the governor at the end of the regular session on May 27th. I know they’ve had more than one special session during redistricting in the past. Not sure what the rules are though on calling them or how many.

WIKI says he can call as many as he wants, don’t know the accuracy.


30 posted on 06/25/2013 4:13:28 PM PDT by deport
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To: RIghtwardHo

http://texaspolitics.laits.utexas.edu/2_printable.html#22

2.2 Special Session

After the biennial 140-day regular session has expired, the Governor can call
an unlimited number of special sessions. The governor decides what the legislature will work on during these special sessions.

Traditionally, governors called special sessions only during difficult times, like the
budget crisis of the mid-1980s when world oil prices had plummeted. However, the
mere threat of calling a special session often is enough to force the legislature to
focus on the policy areas of greatest concern to the governor. Generally, legislators
don’t like to stay in Austin past the end of the regular session because of their
part-time status. They have other jobs and careers, some in the far-flung reaches of
the state, which they put on hold while in session.


31 posted on 06/25/2013 4:18:18 PM PDT by deport
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To: SMGFan
No Democrat will ever tolerate the existence of a single child.

Our tolerance for the existence of Democrats should be even lower...
32 posted on 06/25/2013 4:20:03 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: deport

Ah. OK Thanks for the info. Much appreciated.


33 posted on 06/25/2013 4:22:04 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Grams A
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!”

Leftist vermin will have children whenever they feel like raping or abusing them. Children are toys to them so they will bring them to term when they feel like playing with a little flesh toy and kill the baby when it is unwanted. Leftists will never sterilize themselves but I fully support any and all sterilization efforts against these subhumans.
34 posted on 06/25/2013 4:22:31 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: deport

Great link. Thanks!!


35 posted on 06/25/2013 4:22:46 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: SMGFan

Saw this man of color on the news, but they didn’t show what he said before being escorted out.
Found what he said on statesman.com:

About 12:40 p.m., a demonstrator in the gallery began yelling about abortions being genocide. Mike Bradford of Austin was quickly ousted by troopers, but was not arrested.

“Abortions disproportionately affect African-Americans, and I see all these white women here opposing this (bill),” he told reporters outside the gallery. “They are killing innocent lives. Someone needs to say that. That’s why I am here.”

Also, I saw on the news Davis has received two warnings tos tay on topic...One more, and she will be shut down.


36 posted on 06/25/2013 4:53:26 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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To: SMGFan

STUPID WOMAN.


37 posted on 06/25/2013 5:22:17 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: a fool in paradise

lol


38 posted on 06/26/2013 12:50:59 PM PDT by GeronL
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Gov. Perry calls 2nd special session of the Texas Legislature to address abortion restrictions


39 posted on 06/26/2013 5:57:44 PM PDT by deport
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