Texas State Legislature Heats Up

The Texas State Legislature was quite the scene last night as the Republican Majority pushed through one of the toughest anti-abortion laws in the country. Senator Wendy Davis, who originally delayed the passage through a filibuster, gave Governor Rick Perry determination to pass the bill before he ends his role as governor. Democrats and pro-life supporters did not go down without a fight, however. There were over 2,000 protesters in the capital, six who gained access to the floor and interrupted the debate, and four women who chained themselves to the railing. Davis told her supporters after the bill passed, “Let’s make sure that tonight is not an ending point, it’s a beginning point for our future, our collective futures, as we work to take this state back.”

This reference is obviously to the new DNC push to turn Texas from Red to Blue. Rrepublicans not he other hand, saw this as a sign that the state will remain Red, and is also now one of the leaders of anti-abortion in the ongoing fight to repeal Roe v. Wade. Governor Perry said, “This legislation builds on the strong and unwavering commitment we have made to defend life and protect women’s health.” To read more, please visit http://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/texas-abortion-bill-94108.html