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Wendy Davis Won't Filibuster Abortion Legislation During Special Session
US News ^ | 07/02/2013 | By ELIZABETH FLOCK

Posted on 07/02/2013 7:50:09 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Republicans in the Texas legislature will try once again to pass sweeping abortion restrictions as they gather Monday for a 30-day special session. And this time, it just might work.

A spokesman for Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis, who stood and spoke for more than 12 hours to help kill the bill last week, says she won't filibuster the legislation a second time.

"You can't have a 30-day filibuster," says spokesman Rick Svatora. "The point is [Republicans] mismanaged things so badly the first time around it allowed a filibuster to occur. The Lt. Gov. [David Dewhurst] has pledged he won't allow that to happen this time around."

Speaking at the National Right to Life convention this weekend, Dewhurst, R-Texas, said: "I am not discouraged. We will pass this bill out of the legislature." That doesn't mean the bill will pass without a fight.

Republicans were unable to pass the measures last week in large part because of Davis's filibuster, but also because hundreds of protesters crowded the Texas Capitol just before the midnight deadline and cheered to the point where senators on the floor could not hear over the noise.

(Excerpt) Read more at usnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: abortion; filibuster; wendydavis
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1 posted on 07/02/2013 7:50:09 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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Texas state senator Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, stands on a near-empty senate floor as she filibusters an abortion bill. Davis' spokesman says the lawmaker won't filibuster the bill again in the chamber's special session.
2 posted on 07/02/2013 7:50:57 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Who gives a crap what the amoral bitch does.


3 posted on 07/02/2013 7:51:55 AM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: SeekAndFind

Nike is bringing out a Wendy Davis sneaker line..


4 posted on 07/02/2013 7:58:11 AM PDT by ken5050 (Due to all the WH scandals, MSNBC is changing its slogan from "Lean Forward" to "BOHICA")
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To: jwalsh07

Fighting for the right to wring the heads off babies. What courage!


5 posted on 07/02/2013 7:58:31 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: SeekAndFind
The Lt. Gov. [David Dewhurst] has pledged he won't allow that to happen this time around."

My sister, who is trapped in Sheila Jackson Lee's district, said the silver lining from this fiasco is that RINO Dewhurst may have sent what little is left of his political career down the johnny-flusher.

Do other Texans feel the same way?

6 posted on 07/02/2013 7:58:32 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SeekAndFind

She probably still has a rash from the Depends.


7 posted on 07/02/2013 7:58:41 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Vigilanteman

I’m trapped in this abortionist’s district, and I’m going to work my butt off to get her canned next year.


8 posted on 07/02/2013 8:00:51 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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Tea-Party Activist Konni Burton Challenges Wendy Davis for Texas Senate Seat
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3038135/posts


9 posted on 07/02/2013 8:03:47 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: ken5050

A fellow right-wing wag has suggested to me that we start referring to her as a Peebagger.


10 posted on 07/02/2013 8:05:06 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: fwdude

The story was that she had a catheter inserted. It would have been attached to a bag which collected the urine, with the bag being secured to one of her legs. (Don’t ask me how I would know such a detail.) It would have been easily concealed by a dress. It enabled her to filibuster and pee to her hearts content - er - her bladder’s content.


11 posted on 07/02/2013 8:07:47 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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"start referring to her as a Peebagger."

Brilliant!! LOL!!!!

12 posted on 07/02/2013 8:08:29 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise; fwdude

Texas Sen. Wendy Davis dons urinary catheter for 11-hour abortion filibuster
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3036834/posts


13 posted on 07/02/2013 8:09:42 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: SeekAndFind

"We must not allow the other side to remove from our health providers the ability to serve our needs in substandard front alley clinics!

Oh yeah, and don't forget to vote for me when I run for governor."

14 posted on 07/02/2013 8:11:07 AM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: Vigilanteman
“Dirty” Dewhurst screwed it up 1st go round. ..what a useless jerk.
15 posted on 07/02/2013 8:12:13 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracker)
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To: SeekAndFind

Since ‘ol’ Wendy dear” wore a Depends and, as reported, “a catheter”, for ‘the Cause’, there is no show-stopping, stupendous, and outlandish thing she could do, to degrade herself more fully, for her next appearance.

For the record:

I do not, have not, and will not, support the harming of life in the womb.


16 posted on 07/02/2013 8:12:56 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Vigilanteman

Dewberry AND Straus look like idiots on this. Straus for not passing this in the House, after it passed in the Senate (he and Boehner are competing for most dubious Speaker) and, Dewie for holding it til the end of the session.


17 posted on 07/02/2013 8:14:14 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m pretty sure that if Wendy Davis weighed about 20 or 30 pounds more than she does she in no way would be receiving all this adulation. People are so superficial and they are consequently easily bamboozled.


18 posted on 07/02/2013 8:18:43 AM PDT by Obadiah (Inside of every Liberal beats the heart of a fascist yearning to reveal their true nature.)
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"Do other Texans feel the same way?

In my opinion, yes, as evidenced by Ted Cruz representing our state in DC.

19 posted on 07/02/2013 8:19:56 AM PDT by ReeseBN38416
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To: SeekAndFind
RATS = Party of DEATH, Abortion and Euthanasia.
20 posted on 07/02/2013 8:28:51 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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