June 27th, 2013
01:24 AM ET

Wendy Davis describes Texas filibuster

Texas state Senator Wendy Davis spent 13 hours on her feet at the Texas Capitol during a filibuster of an abortion bill that would have greatly restricted abortions in the state.

"It was an amazing moment for democracy in Texas," Senator Davis said on AC360. The large number of growing supporters inside the capitol gave her a push of energy.

She told Anderson, "I underestimated how difficult it would be both physically and mentally. About two hours in, I realized I was in for a long day, my back started hurting pretty early on and began to really hurt as the hours ticked by."

On Wednesday Texas Governor Rick Perry vowed to try again. The governor will convene the Texas Legislature on July 1 for a special session to take up the abortion bill.

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Filed under: Abortion • Rick Perry • Women's Rights
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  1. Emmi

    I believe in life. Many of the aborted fetuses, were done out of careless life styles.

    July 5, 2013 at 12:57 pm |
  2. David C Nelson

    I don't say this very often, but I'm very proud to be a Texan today. Wendy Davis is my kind of Texan: strong, courageous, and not afraid to buck the popular tide.

    June 27, 2013 at 10:35 am |
  3. Cristo Villa

    Im all for womens rights but im also for all living rights such as a fetus who is alive just like you and I. Its seems like women are quick to decide wether a LIVING fetus lives or DIES. If you were raped I understand, abort that fetus who violently came in your despair. But if you were just having fun with Rick or Joe spread your legs then consequently a child came about you dont have the only choice cuz hes a life as you are...Its not your choice to have some fun then dismember a fetus whom you dont want..A child whos born might have a chance to be a great person without out you. To live life full of great fortune with wife and kids unlike hi mother......

    June 27, 2013 at 6:31 am |