State senator Wendy Davis is filibustering the restrictive abortion bill currently on the floor to vote in Texas. The proposed bill "would ban abortion at 20-weeks gestation, require physicians that perform the procedure to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, require abortions to be performed in ambulatory surgical centers and require doctors administering abortion-inducing drugs to do so in person." She's about three hours in on a 13-hour stretch, and she's spending the time reading testimony from women who have had abortions in the Longhorn State. Senator Davis
must speak continuously — and stay on topic — the entire time. She is not allowed to lean against something for support. And she will not be able to stop or take a break, not even for meals or the restroom, during the entire 13-hour ordeal.
— Wendy Davis (@WendyDavisTexas) June 25, 2013
If you're at work, be warned that the testimony will likely get emotional at times. [YouTube. h/t Michelle & Andrea]