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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.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: abortion; filibuster; wendydavis

1 posted on 07/02/2013 7:50:09 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

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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To: fwdude

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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To: Buckeye McFrog
"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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To: Vigilanteman
"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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To: SeekAndFind

These women don’t like men legislating over their right to their bodies in late term abortions of murder. Does not fit this situation. Blah blah blah. No battle flag to fight for, I can see. Wendy seems pathetic to carry this crusade of death; she seems to be a mean person to take up a cause in protecting these so called doctors of care to become some lunatic of murder protected by a law that she is hoping for.

Take her to an abortion clinic so she can see this murder firsthand. Maybe, when she sees the baby, she can get this issue. I read some of the comments on another blog about this. The comments of women were the worse. Some of these hateful women should not even be mothers period with this hateful seed that they carry. Death penalty bad. To murder innocent babies, they and Wendy side with. Another reason/and proof, that our nation is in a free fall from God.


21 posted on 07/02/2013 8:30:37 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Christie at the beach
Got news for ya, this ain't about abortion. Yes, abortion is the fulcrum being used here, but if there is one thing I have resolutely learned is that Liberals profess and demonstrate outrage over any given issue as merely a wage to co-opt power.

This is about Democrat's long-term goal of taking Texas blue. Abortion is the vehicle in this instance.

In the past, Democrats and the corrupt MSM howled in outrage at all the corrupt money in political campaigns and urged cleaning it up with public financing. Republicans had the campaign money advantage so Democrats howled self-righteous indignation. And then Obama raised $1 billion, much from questionable sources. Not a peep from the corrupt MSM or Democrats about this or evil money in politics.

One thing I have learned is that with Liberals whatever they're screaming loudly about is subterfuge, a ruse and simply the horse being ridden to access power, by coup or whatever means necessary.

That's what Wendy Davis is doing here and this is why the corrupt MSM are pimping her.

22 posted on 07/02/2013 8:39:14 AM PDT by Obadiah (Inside of every Liberal beats the heart of a fascist yearning to reveal their true nature.)
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To: Obadiah

Yes, I realize the media is building her up for a run maybe governor. Though, if that state is so fragile that the consensus would not support a law against late term abortions, then we are in trouble more than anyone thought. Most importantly between our views, the supporters of this law to block late term killings should carry on.


23 posted on 07/02/2013 8:44:26 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Christie at the beach

Abortion should stand as the model for why conservatives oppose progressives. I well remember the original cries to legalize abortion to take it out of the “alley and coat hanger” age and promote health. From there it progressed to a form of birth control, and now they push for infanticide. Make a mistake with birth control? Take a Mulligan, only now it takes a life. An elderly friend and his wife literally adopted the child of a minority, crack addicted whore. They went through a rough withdrawal period, but now have a bright, cute, loving and well adjusted child. I have no doubt the world will be better off with this child than having it sucked out of the womb. Life is precious and deserves to be protected.


24 posted on 07/02/2013 9:01:52 AM PDT by Boomer One
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To: SeekAndFind

Wendy Davis——flash in the pan. Lets hope the Texas Tea Party ushers her out the door at the ballot box. Y’all don’t come back now—hereya?


25 posted on 07/02/2013 9:12:03 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wendy Davis is this year’s Cindy Sheehan - only better looking.

Nobody will remember her name in 3 months.

Wish I still lived in Tarrant county so I could vote against her.


26 posted on 07/02/2013 10:04:19 AM PDT by wayoverthehill (u)
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To: Vigilanteman

Lord, I hope so.


27 posted on 07/02/2013 10:52:37 AM PDT by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: fwdude

I understand 12 or 14 other states have similar laws?


28 posted on 07/02/2013 12:10:53 PM PDT by nikos1121 (“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet)
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To: Boomer One

What would be wrong for a young girl who is pregnant, faced with the usual single parent dilemma and all the stats that point to all the problems vs what happens to the baby if adopted to a loving family, is given the option to have a family pay her for her baby ie to adopt it?

I’m talking about the family enters into a contract with the to be mother to:

1. Pay her medical and dental expenses to have the baby.
2. Provides an education trust fund that will pay for college or technical school for her.
3. An allowance for clothing, dental, etc.

It seems the only options given to these young girls, is abortion or to have the baby in an environment of poverty.

Giving up the baby for adoption should be a noble choice and they should reap some financial reward for that.

Jerry Falwell as I recall provided a home for these girls when they were pregnant. That’s fine, but you carry a baby to term, you should have the opportunity to have the baby adopted, and be financially rewarded for it.

Americans pay thru the nose to various agencies for babies from abroad. Why can’t we do that here? How is this different that entering into contract with a surrogate mother?


29 posted on 07/02/2013 12:50:28 PM PDT by nikos1121 (“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet)
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To: ken5050

How about the cheap wig, with the Micheele bangs?


30 posted on 07/02/2013 1:04:36 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: SeekAndFind

If one notices the media doesn’t relate this law to the Kermit Gosnell trial and they don’t go detail about the law only using Davis’ description of the law.


31 posted on 07/02/2013 1:10:30 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: SeekAndFind

It won’t be the same without Witch Windy and the gallery of Harpies for Infantacide.


32 posted on 07/02/2013 1:23:22 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: SeekAndFind
"You can't have a 30-day filibuster,"

No but you can leave the State, and hole up in a motel in Oklahoma, to prevent a quorum.

The same tactic was used recently in Ohio I believe, democrats know no shame, but republicans would never stop this low, which is why we are so often losers.

33 posted on 07/02/2013 1:37:11 PM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: Obadiah
Aaron Hernandez comes to mind, women are flocking to his defense.


34 posted on 07/02/2013 1:43:10 PM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I'm pretty sure that even the NAZIS didn't cheer directly for the slaughter of crying infants. They committed the deed but it was hushhush.

Democrats are quite simply the most evil vermin in all of history. It should not be any surprise to anyone when they upgrade their killing strategy to full-on genocide.
35 posted on 07/02/2013 2:43:32 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: SeekAndFind

he knows a liberal judge will throw it out at some point


36 posted on 07/02/2013 6:23:56 PM PDT by GeronL
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