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Texas Lawmakers Getting Death Threats Over Abortion Bill
Those who are in the public eye are used to the angry phone calls, tweets, and letters they receive. For lawmakers, commentators, and others it comes with the job and most learn to have thick skin early in their careers. Sadly, death threats are also something that people who are in the spotlight have to deal with...
Meet Wendy Davis, Filibusterer Extraordinaire and Internet Hero
Yesterday something pretty epic happened in the Texas state legislature. We know, already it is hard for you to believe, but we swear it's true. Senator Wendy Davis attempted a 13-hour filibuster to keep one of the most extreme anti-abortion bills in the United States from being voted into law. And this wasn't your average, everyday read-from-the-phone book filibuster, this was a Texas filibuster.
Live Filibuster
District 10 Senator Wendy Davis is in the midst of a 13-hour filibuster to stop passage of SB5, a controversial bill that supporters say would protect unborn children and opponents say would effectively dismantle women's health services in Texas. The measure passed the Texas House last week.