State Sen. Wendy Davis (D-TX), the woman who gave an 11-hour filibuster to protect late-term abortion against a proposed law in the state of Texas, put on running shoes and a back brace, and inserted a urinary catheter in preparation for her speech. Her filibuster in favor of abortion after 20 weeks (5 months) ended after she went off topic, and was cut of by the Republican majority. “She’s a total fighter,” said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood.
While national Democrats praised Davis for her filibuster, which took the chamber into recesses, Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) called a special session of the legislature in order to finish passage of the law.
Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the New York Times bestseller “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).