Pro-Choice Filibuster in the Texas Senate
June 25, 2013 10:22 AM Subscribe
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It began with a special session
called by Governor Rick Perry, who put abortion restrictions on the table. SB5 bans
abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and requires facilities that perform them to conform to new restrictions. The practical effect would close most of the abortion facilities in Texas.
Then came the People's Filibuster
, a mass protest designed to run out the clock and prevent the bill from being passed. It didn't work. The bill passed the House and went to the Senate.
But today, Texas Senator Wendy Davis began a 13-hour filibuster
to stop the bill.Livestream
. Countdown clock
. Twitter hashtag