Texas Abortion bill

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  1. Chris
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    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Wearing pink tennis shoes to prepare for nearly 13 consecutive hours of standing, a Democratic Texas state senator on Tuesday began a one-woman filibuster to block a GOP-led effort that would impose stringent new abortion restrictions across the nation's second-most populous state.

    Sen. Wendy Davis, 50, of Fort Worth began the filibuster at 11:18 a.m. CDT Tuesday and passed the halfway mark in her countdown to midnight - the deadline for the end of the 30-day special session.

    Rules stipulate she remain standing, not lean on her desk or take any breaks - even for meals or to use the bathroom. Colleagues removed her chair so she wouldn't sit down by mistake.

    If signed into law, the measures would close almost every abortion clinic in Texas, a state 773 miles wide and 790 miles long with 26 million people. A woman living along the Mexico border or in West Texas would have to drive hundreds of miles to obtain an abortion if the law passes.

    In her opening remarks, Davis said she was "rising on the floor today to humbly give voice to thousands of Texans" and called Republican efforts to pass the bill a "raw abuse of power."

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    Abortion is murder. If not done for the sake of health, it is done just because she can. What about that isn't appalling to you?
     
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    I thought filibusters were ...'bad'...?

    oh wait.....:rolleyes:
     
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    Wendy has a great rack.
     
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    So now obstruction is good?
    Oh wait.
     
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    What a stupid fucking bitch.
     
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    Have to admire someone willing to stand for their convictions, with any luck she will faint about 8 pm and the bill will be passed while they haul her ass out on a stretcher.
     
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    a profile in courage ... what is to stop them from just calling for another special session if she succeeds ?
     
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    While I am pro-life and oppose her beliefs, there is a twisted part of me which hopes this woman beats Rand Paul's time. :D
     
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    I don't think God is going to be blessing a pro-abortionist any time soon.
     
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