Skip to comments.Texas abortion bill fails to pass after epic filibuster
Posted on 06/26/2013 1:56:09 AM PDT by RDAardvark
A bill that opponents claimed would virtually ban abortion in Texas failed to pass late Tuesday after lawmakers missed a deadline by just minutes.
There were chaotic scenes after a filibuster attempt fell just short and protesters cheered, clapped and shouted for the final 15 minutes as lawmakers tried to hold the vote before the session ended at midnight.
The filibuster by Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, lasted more than 10 hours but ended after three challenges to her speech were upheld.
Spectators in the Texas Senate chamber protest a halt to Sen. Wendy Davis' filibuster against an anti-abortion bill. The only way Democrats in the Republican-controlled Senate could defeat the measure was by not letting it come to a vote on Tuesday.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, acting as Senate president, initially said the voting began just before midnight, NBCDFW.com reported, and several reports suggested that the bill had been passed and would go to Gov. Rick Perry. But Dewhurst later announced that the vote had been held too late.
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What about “if it saves one life?”
Miami Florida local news just did a story on this, PRAISING, by name, the Democrat state senator in Texas that filibustered the bill.
Rick Perry ought to have a special session called....make the Demon Rat pro-infanticide politicians miserable.
I suspect that is exactly what he will do. The fillibuster prevented a couple of other bills from being voted on. He will call a special session and this will be the first bill up for vote unless this warped individual can fillibuster for two weeks. Then, the legislature can move on to the other priorites. I would hope he even add some pro-gun bills which have already passed the House to the next session just to piss off the lefties.
How does a vote get shouted down? Do they only do voice votes in Texas? Where was security to get the chanters out of the chamber?
In other words he’ll pull a “Harry Reid” and use their own tactics against them...
Notice the Democrats used a REAL FILIBUSTER to promote infanticide.
Keep the Republicans in town, wait til the pro-infanticide hag goes home, then call it.
What about if it saves one life?
I for one don’t see legalized abortion ever going away in this country; as elsewhere in the world, those who avail themselves of it are simply and systematically replaced by those who don’t.
Wendy Davis won her election by mailing out cards stating republicans are racist.
I think he's already planning that.
They view abortion as we view the 2nd Amendment, i.e. “shall not be infringed” in any way, even having licensed doctors, clean facilities, etc.
Right out of Alinsky’s book for radicals. The RATS, prevented the majority’s voice from being heard.......while the massacre of babies continues.
Anyone supporting the murder of the most innocent will face wrath unlike the human mind can comprehend. JESUS warned all of us about the most innocent amongst us.
WHAT THE HELL WERE THEY DOING?!
The hyenas in the gallery should every single one be arrested:
42.05. DISRUPTING MEETING OR PROCESSION. (a) A person
commits an offense if, with intent to prevent or disrupt a lawful meeting, procession, or gathering, he obstructs or interferes with the meeting, procession, or gathering by physical action or verbal
(b) An offense under this section is a Class B misdemeanor.
Another reminder that the Democrats are the Party of death.
They're also the Party of chaos, disorder, and contempt for the rule of law.
“They’re also the Party of chaos, disorder, and contempt for the rule of law.”