“Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis Shared Abortion Stories During Filibuster”


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By  (@slupkin)

June 27, 2013
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Erich Schlegel/Getty Images

Texas State Sen. Wendy Davisbecame a household name Tuesday night when, standing in a pair of iconic pink sneakers, the Fort Worth Democrat spent 11 hours filibustering to prevent the passage of a sweeping anti-abortion bill supported by prominent Republicans.

Davis, 50, a teenage mother who graduated from Harvard Law School and went on to win a seat in the Texas Senate, couldn’t use the restroom, eat, drink, sit or lean during the filibuster, according to Texas rules.

But she could talk.

Davis received at least 13,000 story submissions from women who hoped she would read them on the Senate floor.

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