The Texas anti-abortion bill, which threatened to close nearly all of the abortion clinics in the state and prompted an 11-hour filibuster by state Sen. Wendy Davis (D), is dead, The Austin American-Statesman reported.
Lawmakers had to vote on Senate Bill 5 before the special session’s end at 12 a.m. local time. However, more than 400 protesters halted the proceedings 15 minutes before the roll call could be completed with what they called “a people’s filibuster,”The Associated Press reported.
The crowd of demonstrators in the capitol cried “Shame! Shame!” when Davis’ filibuster was halted by Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who ruled that her discussion of mandatory ultrasound testing was off-topic. Then the protesters roared after state Sen. Leticia Van De Putte asked, “At what point must a female senator raise her hand or her voice to be recognized over her male colleagues?”
Their cries continued to echo inside the chamber — and over a livestream watched by thousands around the world — until after the midnight deadline passed.
Although some Republican lawmakers later claimed the bill had passed in time, Democrats denied that the vote was completed before the clock ran out on the session.
A time stamp showing the vote completed after midnight was the deciding factor. “This will not become law,” Sen. John Whitmire (D), told The Austin American-Statesman. [x]
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PRESIDENT FUCKING OBAMA IS WITH WENDY DAVIS SO YOUR ASSES CAN BET THERE’S NO WAY IN FUCK YOU’RE WINNING THIS SHIT
This. Woman. Right. Here.
(ʘ‿ʘ✿) “what you say ‘bout reproductive rights”
(ʘ‿ʘ)ノ✿ “hold my flower (for the next 13 hours)”
✿＼(｡tumblr｡) “Kick their ass, Senator Davis. We got yo flower.”
FUCKING THANK YOU.
so i was watching the news and this 2nd grader wrote this to the president, vice president, and a congressman. biden was the only one to respond yet. LITERALLY.
1) our President is a Prime Minister
2) our Prime Minister is a She
3) She is an Atheist
and we have had ‘Obamacare’ for like… ever
the best response^