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You Don't Own Me
As the night wore on and the Texas Republicans tried to derail Davis from completing her filibuster, things began to get a little crazy. The misogynists in the legislature were trying to shut Davis down, and maybe would have even been successful if fellow Texas Senator Leticia Van de Putte hadn't said the following, "At what point must a female senator raise her hand or her voice to be recognized over her male colleagues?” Let's bear in mind that Van de Putte had just come back from her father's funeral because she recognized the importance of being present for the vote. What a bad-ass. After she spoke, about fifteen minutes before midnight, all hell broke loose (in the best possible way) and the abortion rights activists made their voices heard in order to prevent a vote.