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.
Well I think you pegged what she should wear to signify her black heart.
“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..
I believe it is time to put her in God’s hands and use this for His glory.
“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.”
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
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.
Let her talk!
The whole world needs to hear what these baby killers believe!
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?
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.
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.
Ah. OK Thanks for the info. Much appreciated.
Great link. Thanks!!
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. Thats 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.