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Wendy Davis Won’t Filibuster Second Attempt to Ban Late-Term Abortions (TX Alert!)
Life News ^ | July 2, 2013 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 07/02/2013 2:58:25 PM PDT by NYer

Should Texas legislators get another bill to ban late-term abortions to the floor of the state Senate, pro-abortion lawmaker Wendy Davis says she will not filibuster the bill a second time.

The bill was filed yesterday in the Texas legislature and legislators hold the first hearing on the measure today in the state House. A representative of Davis tells U.S. News and World Report that a second special session filibuster is not forthcoming.

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.”

Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst addressed the National Right to Life Convention in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday, affirming his commitment to passing protective legislation for mothers and their unborn children in the upcoming second special legislative session.

“I am not discouraged. We will pass this bill out of the legislature,” he said.

The filibuster was not the only impediment to passage of the bill — a noisy group of abortion advocates made it impossible for members of the Senate to conduct business and that may happen again — making it so Dewhurst will need to step up and regain control of the chamber so the bill can be debated and a vote taken.

Texas legislators on Monday filed a new bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks and hold abortion facilities accountable for breaking health and safety laws after a pro-abortion mob derailed the previous bill.

The bill would ban abortions after 20 weeks and hold abortion clinics accountable by making them meet basic health and safety standards that have closed facilities in other states that are unable to comply. The bill also requires all abortion clinics to meet the same health and safety regulations as an ambulatory surgical center, requires a doctor providing abortions to secure admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, and lastly, requires a doctor to personally administer the abortion-inducing drugs to the patient.

Texas Governor Rick Perry issued a call for a special session of the Texas legislature to pass the bill that a pro-abortion mob prevented the legislature from passing last week.

“I am calling the Legislature back into session because too much important work remains undone for the people of Texas. Through their duly elected representatives, the citizens of our state have made crystal clear their priorities for our great state,” Perry said. “Texans value life and want to protect women and the unborn. Texans want a transportation system that keeps them moving. Texans want a court system that is fair and just. We will not allow the breakdown of decorum and decency to prevent us from doing what the people of this state hired us to do.”

Polls show a majority of Texans favor a bill banning late-term abortions.

Yesterday, abortion advocates protested at the state capitol but pro-lifers drowned them out with signing of Amazing Grace.

Call and email YOUR Representative and Senator starting on Monday with a simple message, “Please speak, stand, and vote FOR HB 2. My support will be significantly determined by the vote on this bill.” Visit this link to confirm your correct Representative and Senator: http://www.fyi.legis.state.tx.us/Home.aspx


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: abortion; abortions; attempt; ban; david; davis; fillibuster; lateterm; latetermabortion; latetermabortions; second; texas; wendydavis

1 posted on 07/02/2013 2:58:25 PM PDT by NYer
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah; narses

Ping!


2 posted on 07/02/2013 2:58:55 PM PDT by NYer ( "Run from places of sin as from the plague."--St John Climacus)
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To: NYer

Slut alert!!


3 posted on 07/02/2013 2:59:14 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: NYer

The Dems reek, but the bill still stinks.


4 posted on 07/02/2013 3:01:23 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: Ann Archy

How the heck could she not take a bathroom break for 12 hrs???


5 posted on 07/02/2013 3:03:01 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Will Freepr combat)
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To: NYer

So the extra tax dollars you caused us to pay for the second special session was for nothing? Go ahead wench..... DO IT!!!!!!


6 posted on 07/02/2013 3:03:49 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

catheter


7 posted on 07/02/2013 3:04:17 PM PDT by madmominct
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To: NYer
Dewhurst... spit.

I'll be glad to get rid of him next year.

/johnny

8 posted on 07/02/2013 3:04:47 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Catheter + Depends


9 posted on 07/02/2013 3:05:35 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: Ann Archy
Slut alert!!

Slut is someone who has sex a lot. A monster is someone who supports the horrific slaughter of newborns. Wendy is a MONSTER.
10 posted on 07/02/2013 3:06:16 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: NYer

Dems should cheer for this champion of a cause that they can be proud of.


11 posted on 07/02/2013 3:06:22 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: NYer

The bitch is a fellow TCU grad. Makes me ashamed.


12 posted on 07/02/2013 3:06:26 PM PDT by Marathoner (Sarah Palin is our Esther, for such a time as this)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

She inserted a catheter. Peed in a bag.


13 posted on 07/02/2013 3:06:51 PM PDT by Pit1 (Obama is the big pile in the road.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

“How the heck could she not take a bathroom break for 12 hrs???”

Answer: Adult Diaper!
Yuck, those democRats are nasty people. Pee on themselves and cheer about killing 20 week old babies. Disgusting!


14 posted on 07/02/2013 3:07:02 PM PDT by 9422WMR (: " Tolerance is the virtue of a man who has no convictions".)
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To: JRandomFreeper

This Alabamian is sooooo thankful that Texas sent Cruz to the Senate instead of this jackwagon.


15 posted on 07/02/2013 3:07:12 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
How the heck could she not take a bathroom break for 12 hrs???

How she did it.

16 posted on 07/02/2013 3:07:45 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

She’s a peebagger.


17 posted on 07/02/2013 3:16:55 PM PDT by yetidog
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To: NYer

‘cause the bitch will lose her seat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!She stepped in it big time.


18 posted on 07/02/2013 3:34:12 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

She had a piss bottle strapped to her leg.


19 posted on 07/02/2013 3:35:34 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

She had a catheter. Really.


20 posted on 07/02/2013 4:13:58 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: Wanderer99
Amen, but she would be more offended by being called a SLUT than a MONSTER, which is what she is.

MORE DEAD BABIES!!55 MILLIUON ISN"T ENOUGH!!

21 posted on 07/02/2013 4:14:56 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: catfish1957

What’s a million dollars a day for the Special Session to a democrat?


22 posted on 07/02/2013 4:19:11 PM PDT by DrewsDad (Environmental Extremism Eventually Endangers Everyone)
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To: JRandomFreeper
It looks like Patterson and Patrick are already collecting donations for a Lt. Gov. run while criticizing Dewhurst. Staples is supposedly running as well.

I hope Dewhurst won't run, but he still has plenty of money to throw away.

Strauss contributed to the delays as well. Matt Beebe is likely to challenge him again and hopefully the Right to Life groups won't foolishly endorse Strauss next time.

They all have facebook pages if you choose to follow them.

23 posted on 07/02/2013 4:25:04 PM PDT by DrewsDad (Environmental Extremism Eventually Endangers Everyone)
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To: DrewsDad
I'm on everyone's mailing list. I'm making a special effort to send Dewhurst back to his ranch in 2014. I've got the Give Dewhurst the Boot in 2014 pinglist here on FR. It's not very active yet, I expect after November it will get much more active.

/johnny

24 posted on 07/02/2013 4:35:25 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: NYer
QUITER! Weak! Fake! Fraud! Traitor!
Children will Die!, no wait
25 posted on 07/02/2013 4:45:35 PM PDT by MaxMax (If you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
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