Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, speaks as she begins a filibuster in an effort to kill an abortion bill, June 25, 2013, in Austin, Texas. / AP Photo/Eric Gay
Anyone who cares about women's reproductive rights should be watching this live:
State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, is filibustering controversial legislation that would dramatically restrict access to abortions in Texas. Abortion opponents argue the measure would improve women's safety, while reproductive rights advocates argue it would effectively cut off legal access to abortion in the state and endanger women's health. For additional coverage on this topic, visit http://www.texastribune.org/.
Wendy Davis is remarkable. She's my new hero, and has the patience of a saint. Why, you ask? Well, one of her opponents actually said, "They make a lot of money from these abortions." Yes, of course. I get two a day just to help the economy.
If she goes until midnight, the Texas Senate cannot vote on legislation that closes all but 5 abortion providers.
For reference: Texplainer: What Are the Rules of a Filibuster?
Of course, Rick Perry will make a point of demanding another special session, so...