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  •  I was at the Texas State Capitol last night (29+ / 0-)

    with my daughter and granddaughter, so we were three generations watching the action on the house floor.  My granddaughter and I are pro-choice; my daughter has mixed feelings on the subject since she was born when I was 18 and relinquished for adoption.  However, she certainly does not like the idea of someone telling women what to do with their own bodies and she's very much in favor of sex education and contraception.

    We were watching the proceedings on TV in the overflow auditorium. There were some eloquent arguments from Wendy Davis, Kirk Watson, and another representative whose name I didn't catch. The discussion went on for so long that my daughter and I had to leave before the vote.  My day had begun at 5:30 in Washington, DC, so I was too tired to wait until midnight to attend the rally and join the march down Congress Avenue from the Capitol.

    From what I saw of those proud Texas women in their orange shirts, this is NOT the last word, not at all.

    "Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

    by Diana in NoVa on Sat Jul 13, 2013 at 04:36:36 AM PDT

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      GOP were determined to vote them down in order not to clash with already voted on House version, made lots of sense, in light of the inevitable. I could not listen to all of the live feed, but we appreciate your presence. I don't suppose there was anything in the bill to cover the legal expenses of defending this in Federal Court? (Some of the failed amendments included mandatory inspections and funding of better sex education, even a revisit of the vetoed by Perry Fair Pay act).  

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