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The Beginning of the Filibuster
On the heels of the depressing VRA news, the report that the Texas State Legislature was probably going to pass a law effectively ending access to abortions for all Texan women was the icing on the turd cake of conservative policies. But then word started to trickle out—via social media, not any major news outlets—that Texas state legislator Wendy Davis was going to attempt a thirteen hour filibuster, during which she would need to speak on topic the whole time and refrain from sitting, leaning, eating, drinking, or even going to the bathroom. It seemed almost impossible that she'd be able to do it, but damn was it ever inspiring that she was going to attempt it.