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Author Topic: Wendy Davis and her Abortion Bill Filibuster  (Read 1028 times)
Veronica97
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« on: June 26, 2013, 08:27:14 PM »

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/06/26/wendy-davis-and-the-political-power-of-the-filibuster/

Texas state senator Wendy Davis filibustered to stop passage of a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks.  She had a whole mob of feminists supporting her.  One of my facebook friends posted about her like she is a superstar.  There's even a facebook page called "Wendy m*****f******* (I don't know if I can put it this way--hope it's not offensive) Davis", where people are praising her and calling her a LEGEND.  Thanks to her the bill died.  BUT it has a second chance. The Texas governor's office is accepting calls from ANYONE in the U.S., and you can request that the SB5 bill be given a second chance.  Here's the number.  512-463-2000  I tried calling but it was busy and I had to leave.  I'll try again tomorrow.  This is so very sad.  Take a look at her facebook page.  It's hard to believe the support she has.
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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2013, 08:51:22 AM »

Update:  I just called the Texas governor's office, and was informed that the governor has already called a special session that begins Monday!  So there's no need to call...apparently enough people have called already!   Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2013, 03:31:19 PM »

I had heard about that and continue to wonder at what the real intent of the filibuster is. I know it's an attempt to give the minority party a voice against the majority but it seems to be wielded more as a weapon to require a super-majority to pass anything now than anything else.
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