nprfreshair: Yesterday Texas Senator Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth)…


Yesterday Texas Senator Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) filibustered a Republican bill outlawing most abortions in the state long enough to help block the bill. That meant standing for nearly 11 hours. The clock ultimately ran out on the bill, the vote occurring after midnight as is constitutionally mandated in the state.

For some background on the abortion debate in Texas (and nationwide), an interview with Texas Observer writer Carolyn Jones about her own abortion and the state’s controversial sonogram law.

And an interview with Carolyn Cline, executive director and CEO of Involved for Life, and an anti-abortion advocate and proponent of pregnancy centers in Texas.

Image of Texas Sen. Wendy Davis’ pink sneakers as she filibustered the abortion bill yesterday in the Texas State House via The Washington Post

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